Pod Point installs EV chargers at Southampton Airport

Pod Point installs EV chargers at Southampton Airport


Visitors to Southampton Airport will find it easier to charge their EV thanks to the installation of seven new Pod Point charge points.

Free to charge for those using the car park, the 7kW Pod Point units are located in the short stay and priority parking areas.

The points have been installed to offer either a quick top-up for waiting drivers, or to fully charge an EV for those travelling for a few days.

The car park is just a few minutes walk from the main terminal. Of the new charge points installed, six are for customer use, with one dedicated for airport vehicles.

Dave Lees, Managing Director of Southampton Airport, said: “The number of drivers switching to EVs is increasing exponentially. These drivers need access to public charging as they go about their lives, and we need to make sure we’re meeting the needs of this particular group of customers. We’re also pleased to be helping build the UK’s charging infrastructure with this installation.

“In the future we may install more charge points, but for now we’ll monitor usage of these along with feedback from our customers. And, we’ll be tracking our C02 emissions to see what savings we are making in this area.”

The points will be available to find on Zap-Map shortly, with Pod Point units easy to find on desktop and mobile by filtering by network.