A new high-speed EV charging hub along with two new drive-thru food outlets have opened at Stansted Airport.

Operated in partnership with Swarco, the hub includes 10 bays that can provide up to 150kW of power, enabling electric cars to be fully charged in 30 minutes.

New Burger King and Caffe Nero drive-thru restaurants have also opened at the site.

Located on Thremhall Avenue, the main road into and out of the airport, the facility will benefit a variety of customers that pass through the area including airport passengers, employees, businesses, commuters and the local community.

Stansted Airport has sourced all its electricity from renewable sources since April 2013, and airport operations under its direct control have been independently recognised as carbon neutral since 2018.

The airport aims to reach net zero carbon operations by 2038 and will soon begin building an on-site solar farm to meet its current and increasing electricity demands.

It has also recently partnered with National Express in their trial of an electric coach operating passenger services between the airport and London.

Gareth Powell, London Stansted’s Managing Director, said, “We are fully committed to the sustainable and responsible growth of London Stansted, which is why we’re delighted to open this brand-new EV charging hub.

“This new facility is ideally located so that passengers, commuters, staff, local residents, and businesses passing through can grab a bite to eat and a cup of coffee while recharging their vehicles.”

Lara Navetta, Sales Director at Swarco, said, “This milestone is a testament to our long-standing partnership and commitment to sustainable travel.

“We’re proud to have played a role in this significant step towards a greener future.”


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