The Edinburgh Airport has installed 40 electric vehicle chargers open to passengers.
The equipment is available in three of the car parks, providing a convenient option for drivers who wish to charge their cars before or after their flight.
Gordon Robertson, Director of Communications and Sustainability at the airport, said, “It’s important for us to provide the infrastructure to support sustainable transportation options to and from the airport, and the introduction of electric vehicle chargers in three of our car parks will help us achieve that.”
“We know there is a growing demand for charging points as more and more people switch to electricity, and we are eager to see them in use across the airport campus now that they are operational,” Robertson added.
Five chargers have been introduced to the FastPark valet parking option where passengers can book to have their car plugged in while they are away and return to a fully charged vehicle.
15 22kWh chargers with a maximum stay of 24-hours are also available for plug-in in Terminal Parking near the multi-storey car park, while 20 7kWh chargers are in place in Plane Parking, where there’s no time limit for use.
“We have ambitious plans to reduce emissions as set out in the Zero Carbon pillar of Greater Good, our sustainability strategy, and this is one way we can help drive these down and ensure a sustainable future for the airport,” stated Robertson.
The introduction of electric vehicle chargers is part of a series of different projects taking place throughout the airport as part of the company’s sustainability strategy, “Greater Good.”
This includes the upcoming installation of a solar park in the operational area to meet the firm’s commitment to self-generate 25% of its energy needs, the introduction of a standard for university partners, and the decision to power vehicles in the operational area with hydroprocessed vegetable oil instead of diesel.
You can find more information on the location of the chargers and how to book parking on the Edinburgh Airport website.