Birmingham Airport and Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport have become the first two British airports to join the Electric Highway.
The two airports now offer fast charging for electric motorists as part of the network of charging stations run by utility firm Ecotricity, which now covers almost the entire motorway network in Britain.
Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, said: “Installing pumps at airports such as Liverpool and Birmingham is the next phase of our national network which enables electric cars to drive the length and breadth of Britain. Now e-drivers can charge up at the airport if they’re picking up, dropping off, or on their way in and out of the country.”
Andrew Dutton, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s head of environment, said: “Liverpool John Lennon Airport is proud to play a small part in the electric car revolution. The journey to the airport can be one of the major contributors to CO2 emissions associated with our business.
“By installing this charging point we are now giving those customers with electric or hybrid cars the opportunity to use these vehicles on a potential lengthy journey to the airport, relaxed in the knowledge that we have a charging point for them to use for their return journey home. Just as important though, this will also help to reduce CO2 emissions.”
Jo Lloyd, commercial director at Birmingham Airport, added: “We’re always looking at new and innovative ways of improving the passenger experience at Birmingham Airport, which is why we have installed these electric charging points.
“The growing popularity of electric and hybrid cars means it is vital we provide the facilities that will enable our passengers to travel to-and-from the airport as easily as possible. We’re extremely proud to support this green form of energy and the obvious benefits it brings to the environment.”