The Gridserve Electric Forecourt is available for all to use from January 8. The brand-new site has 30 high-power and low-power electric vehicle chargers available via contactless payment. It also features high-speed Wi-Fi, a lounge area, a branch of Costa Coffee, a Little Fresh convenience store and an interactive EV experience area.
All charging bays are powered by 100% net-zero energy, with the fastest chargers capable of adding up to 100 miles of range in 10 minutes. Visitors can also speak to a Gridserve EV specialist to gain advice on which EV may best suit their needs, and take the opportunity to test drive an EV.
Bronwen Jones, development director, London Gatwick, said: “We are proud to be the first international airport to open a Gridserve Electric Forecourt. The charging station has been placed in a strategic location and will be available to millions of passengers, commuters, staff, residents and businesses that pass through the area each year.
“We are making sustainability part of everything we do here at London Gatwick and we are committed to creating a low-carbon economy by providing new infrastructure that everyone can use, so together we can reduce emissions. As we invest in our long-term, future growth additions such as Gridserve are vital to London Gatwick’s ecosystem.”
Toddington Harper, CEO, Gridserve, said: “Our purpose at Gridserve is to deliver sustainable energy on the scale needed to move the needle on climate change. By creating a destination where people can not only charge but learn more about EVs, we can give drivers the confidence to switch to electric. We look forward to welcoming current and potential EV drivers to our new London Gatwick Electric Forecourt.”
The Electric Forecourt is located on the Ring Road South approach to London Gatwick’s South Terminal. The building is open every day from 4:30am to 10:00pm, with chargers available 24/7 year-round.