Aberdeen Airport introduces electric car charging points

Jemma Forrest, Travel Services Manager, Aberdeen International Airport, and Gillian Stuart, Contracts Manager, APCOA Parking, officially opened the airport’s new electric car charging points in the airport’s short stay car park.

Aberdeen International Airport has installed six new electric charging points in its short stay and priority car parks, supplied by Podpoint, a leading provider of electric charging points.

The new service will be free for customers using the car parks, with four units located on the first floor of the short stay zone and two further points in the priority area.

Passengers wishing to use the electric car charging points can turn up at the short stay or priority car parks and pay the gate rate for the duration of their stay.

Alternatively, car owners can pre-book parking online at least two hours in advance of arrival at the airport.

Jemma Forrest, Travel Services Manager, Aberdeen International Airport, said: “It’s great to offer this new service to our customers for the first time. The process couldn’t be simpler. Once drivers have located a space, they need to plug in their car and use the Pod Point app on Apple or Android to access unlimited charging.

“At the airport we’ve been working hard to improve our carbon footprint and we look forward to seeing the requirement for electric car charging points grow.”

According to the airport, sales of electric vehicles hit a record high earlier this year, with electric of hybrid cars accounting for one in every 12 new cars purchased in the UK.

Aberdeen International Airport is currently undergoing a £20 million terminal transformation project, earmarked for completion in autumn 2019.

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