Edinburgh Airport has taken steps to enhance its commitment to sustainability by introducing 40 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across its parking areas. This initiative aims to provide travelers with convenient charging options and aligns with the airport's sustainability strategy.
Among the newly installed chargers, five are available at the FastPark valet parking facility, allowing passengers to charge their vehicles while they travel and return to a fully charged car upon their return.
Additionally, the airport has positioned fifteen 22kW chargers near the Terminal Parking area, with a maximum usage time of 24 hours, catering to travelers with longer parking needs.
Furthermore, 20 7kW chargers have been deployed in the Plane Parking area, offering charging opportunities without time restrictions.
Gordon Robertson, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer at Edinburgh Airport, emphasized the airport's commitment to reducing emissions in line with its sustainability strategy, known as Greater Good. Expanding the EV charging infrastructure is seen as a vital step in contributing to emissions reduction and promoting sustainability at the airport.
This development aligns with broader efforts in the city of Edinburgh to enhance its EV charging infrastructure. Charging operator Apcoa, for instance, unveiled a charging hub in April, marking a significant milestone in the city's pursuit of sustainable transportation solutions. Edinburgh had also undertaken initiatives to establish a comprehensive charging network in 2019, further demonstrating its commitment to eco-friendly mobility options.