Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has installed Merseyside’s first Rapid Charging Point for electric vehicles in partnership with green energy company Ecotricity. The facility is part of Ecotricity’s Electric Highway which forms part of the UK’s national network of electric charging stations. Powered with 100% renewable energy from sun and wind power, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles cars can recharge in 20 to 30 minutes.
The new charging point is free to use and located in one of the Airport car parks, close to the terminal building. Whilst use of the service is primarily aimed at passengers using the Airport, it is available for anybody to use, with access to its location free of parking charges too.
“We are 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,” said Andrew Dutton, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Head of Environment.
The Electric Highway – launched by Ecotricity and Nissan – is becoming a truly Britain-wide fast-charging network. Having begun modestly with just three chargers installed at motorway services in 2012, there are now 240 chargers across the country, with 95% of motorway services covered.
Source: Liverpool John Lennon Airport