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Merseyside’s first Rapid Charging Point installed at LJLA

Merseyside’s first Rapid Charging Point for electric vehicles has been unveiled at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The charging point, which has been installed in partnership with Ecotricity, can recharge electric and hybrid vehicles in less than half an hour.

The new charging facility forms part of Ecotricity’s Electric Highway which is part of the UK’s extensive network of electric vehicle charging stations. Originally having just three chargers installed at motorway service stations in 2012, the Electric Highway now incorporates 240 chargers covering 95% of the UK’s motorway service stations. Harnessing 100% of its energy from solar and wind power, the Rapid Charging Point works with both electric and hybrid vehicles.

The charging station is located in the airport car park and is free to use for both Liverpool John Lennon Airport passengers and the general public alike.

Andrew Dutton, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Head of Environment, welcomed the latest addition:

“Liverpool John Lennon Airport is proud to play a small part in the electric car revolution. The journey to the airport can be one of the major contributors to CO2 emissions associated with our business. By installing this charging point we are now giving those customers with electric or hybrid cars the opportunity to use these vehicles on a potential lengthy journey to the airport, relaxed in the knowledge that we have a charging point for them to use for their return journey home. Just as important though, this will also help to reduce CO2 emissions.”