EV charge points at Edinburg airport situated in front of multi-story car park

Edinburgh Airport installs 40 EV charge points

Nic Ryan

40 new electric vehicle (EV) charge points are now available across three of Edinburgh Airport’s car parks.

15 ‘fast’ 22kW chargers with a maximum stay of 24-hours are available for charging in Terminal Parking near the multi-story car park, while 20 7kW chargers are in place in the Plane Parking area, where there are no time limit restrictions for use.

Five of the charge points were installed at the FastPark valet parking site, where passengers can book to have their EV charged while they are away and return to a fully charged vehicle.

EV charging at Edinburgh Airport costs £0.55 per kWh plus a £1 connection fee.

"It's important to us that we provide the infrastructure to support sustainable transport options to and from the airport, and the introduction of EV chargers in three of our car parks will help us do that,” said Gordon Robertson, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer at Edinburgh Airport.

"We know there is an ever growing demand for charging points as more and more people make the switch to electric, and we're looking forward to seeing these in use across the airport campus now they are live.

"We have ambitious plans to reduce emissions as set out in the Zero Carbon pillar of Greater Good, our sustainability strategy, and this is one way we can help drive these down and ensure a sustainable future for the airport."

Edinburgh Airport recently reopened its pick-up and drop-off zone following a £1.6 million upgrade.

The introduction of the charge points comes amid a number of different projects going on across the airport as part of its Greater Good sustainability strategy - including the upcoming installation of an airside solar farm to contribute toward the self-generation of 25% of its energy needs.