UK: Bristol Airport Opens Electric Charging Hub for Airside Vehicles

Bristol Airport has collaborated with Jet2.com to open a new airside electric vehicle charging hub with funding from the Airport Carbon Transition (ACT) programme.

This new infrastructure will make it possible to switch more airside vehicles to electric power at Bristol Airport.

Bristol Electric Charging Hub
Jet2.com’s new electric charging hub at Bristol Airport

The ACT programme aims to accelerate decarbonisation initiatives in the South West of England by reducing direct and indirect emissions from airport infrastructure.

Bristol Airport was selected as a testbed location for this programme and is collaborating with five organisations on related projects as a result: Buckinghamshire New University, easyJet, Jet2.com, The National Wildflower Centre and Johns Associates Limited.

In partnership with Jet2.com, Bristol Airport hopes to accelerate the electrification of airside vehicles and equipment by opening a new airside electric vehicle charging hub.

Ian Doubtfire, Sustainability and Business Development Director at Jet2.com said:

“The introduction of this electric charging hub at Bristol Airport is great news for our electrification programme. The hub will play a critical role in enabling us to further reduce our ground-based emissions, which is a stated aim in our sustainability strategy. As well as addressing sustainability at every stage of the journey, including on the ground as well as in the air and in resort, steps such as this are a demonstration of how committed we are to taking immediate and tangible actions to make flying more sustainable.”

This facility is now operational and currently consists of four dedicated Jet2.com electric vehicle charging bays and two electric vehicle charging bays for business partners.

Simon Earles, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Director, Bristol Airport said:

“We are delighted that another project has been completed with funding from the ACT Programme. The collaboration with Jet2.com in providing the electric charging hub in the busy airside aircraft operating area, assists with aircraft turnarounds. The range and breadth of projects we are working on is staggering, including new to market technologies, university research programmes, carbon sequestration and energy or propulsion generation.”

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