BP Pulse has opened its latest EV charging hub at Gatwick Airport’s Q-Park parking facility.
The hub includes three ultra-fast 150kW charging units that charge an EV to 80% capacity in 10 to 15 minutes providing a range of about 100 miles. Using new hardware, these units will be upgraded to 300kW.
The site also includes four 50kW chargers, providing charging for airport users, taxi drivers, local businesses with EV fleets, and local residents. Enabled by UK Power Networks, the seven chargers allow ten electric vehicles to charge simultaneously.
The new hub at Q-Park at Gatwick is the first of several major installations BP Pulse plans for 2022, with development already underway on an ultra-fast hub at Heathrow Airport.
It is the first and only ultra-fast charging hub available in and around Gatwick airport.
Akira Kirton, CEO of BP Pulse, said, “We want to bring convenient, fast charging where it is needed most. “The opening of this latest hub at the UK’s second busiest airport is another important step in our roll out of ultra-fast charging.
“Towards the end of last year we installed some of the first ultra-fast chargers on major UK motorways, and now we’re starting 2022 with another industry first.”
Adam Bidder, Managing Director of Q-Park UK, added, “We are delighted to work with BP Pulse on this project to deliver ultra-fast charging and support the electrification of our roads.
“Q-Park are focussing heavily on our sustainable urban mobility strategy and the BP Pulse charging hubs such as this is a vital ingredient.”