Gridserve has opened an Electric Forecourt at London Gatwick Airport, featuring 30 EV charging bays.

Located on the Ring Road South approach to the South Terminal and adjacent to the M23, the forecourt is supplied by 100% net zero energy and will serve the tens of millions of annual visitors to the airport.

It includes 22 High Power chargers with up to 350kW of power, capable of adding 100 miles of range in five minutes.

The new chargers increase charging capacity at the airport five-fold and are accessible to all EV drivers.

All Gridserve locations feature both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors and accept contactless payment.

The forecourt, which is open from 4:30am to 10:00pm, seven days a week, with chargers available 24/7 all year round, is home to a Little Fresh convenience store and a Costa Coffee.

In addition, an MG4 EV will be available to test drive, with more vehicles to be added in due course.

Toddington Harper, CEO of Gridserve, said, “We are excited to open our first charging facility at an international airport and help support London Gatwick on its journey to net zero.

“It is clear that with this awesome London Gatwick Electric Forecourt we have continued to raise the bar, in delivering the best possible customer experience.”

Bronwen Jones, Development Director at London Gatwick, said, “We are proud to be the first European international airport with its own dedicated electric vehicle charging forecourt.

“Gridserve 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.”


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