Bristol unveils EV charging zone

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Bristol Airport has installed a 10-bay electrical vehicle charging zone, with the capability to extend as required.

The charging points, provided by UK firm Pod Point, are located in the airport’s new multistory car park. The installations are the first in a program of upgrades across various airport locations, designed to meet the needs of customers, staff and visitors. They are also a key part of Bristol Airport’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2025, and net-zero by 2050.

By connecting the charging points to a reporting system, the airport can monitor a number of metrics, including carbon dioxide savings, the amount of energy delivered, and the number of charge cycles per day.

As part of its carbon-neutral plans, Bristol Airport will also convert its own fleet to zero emissions. Future charging point installations will play an important part in this transition and Pod Point’s scalable system will enable efficient expansion in line with demand.

“This is our first step to Bristol Airport being EV driver friendly and we are already looking at other locations around the airport to extend the number of Pod Points on-site,” said Paul Baker, surface access strategy manager, Bristol Airport.

Pod Point is providing the airport with a fully managed service, from site surveys through to installation and aftercare.

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