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CHARGING AHEAD: City Airport offers new DESIGNATED black taxi rapid chargepoint to cabbies

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

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London City Airport has opened its first electric car charging stations which includes designated access to black cab taxis.

London City Airport is initially offering seven new charging stations for use by its passengers, staff and black cab community.

The designated charging station for black cabs is located on Hartman Road for Black Taxis only (as per the signage). The chargepoint will be a 50kW Rapid Charger currently priced at a rate of 30p per kWh.

The airport say they want to play their part in encouraging the uptake of electric car journeys across London and anticipates adding more stations as passenger figures rebound, as more people switch to electric cars.

The initial instalment will include a total of three 50kW rapid and four 22kW fast charging points. One of the 50kW charging stations will be specially designated for use by the local black cab community. The remaining rapid and fast chargers will be located in the airport’s car parks and will be available to passengers, staff and minicabs.

The service will be provided by BP Pulse and a rapid charge for passengers will cost 30p per kWh, with payment possible either by credit card or via the BP Pulse app.

Robert Sinclair, London City Airport CEO, said: “Travel is about more than just a flight and we are committed to encouraging clean journeys, whether by electric car or by DLR, to and from London City.

”As we start to offer connections to more destinations and welcome returning and new passengers to the airport, I am hopeful that the electric charging stations will help re-affirm our position as the airport with the best sustainable transport links in the UK.

“This is certainly a service that I envisage growing as we set out our ambitions to reach net zero later in the year and as the airport bounces back over the course of 2022.”

Aviation Minister Robert Courts said: “As we build back greener from the Covid-19 pandemic, it is great to see London City Airport leading the way in catering for the growing number of people who are switching to electric vehicles.”


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