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Ultra-fast charging hub lands at Q-Park

Q-Park are delighted to announce the opening of a new Electric Vehicle Charging hub at Q-Park Gatwick. The hub, operated by bp pulse, is the first and only ultra-fast charging facility available in and around Gatwick airport.

Q-Park are delighted to announce the opening of a new Electric Vehicle Charging hub at Q-Park Gatwick. The hub, operated by bp pulse, is the first and only ultra-fast charging facility available in and around Gatwick airport.

Q-Park Gatwick, also known as Purple Parking, is one of Gatwick Airports largest offsite car parks with space for over 3000 vehicles. The meet and greet car park allows customers to drop off vehicles in a safe and secure facility and then receive a complimentary shuttle bus to the airport. It is a popular facility for all types of travellers whether it’s an international business trip or a family holiday.

The charging hub includes three ultra-fast 150kW charging units that charge an EV to 80% capacity in as little as 10-15 minutes providing a range of around 100 miles. Using new hardware, these units will be upgraded to 300kW giving compatible EV vehicles an even faster charge. The site also includes four 50kW chargers, providing convenient charging for airport users, taxi drivers, local businesses with electric vehicle fleets, and local residents. Enabled by UK Power Networks, the seven chargers allow 10 electric vehicles to charge simultaneously.

Adam Bidder, Managing Director of Q-Park UK, said “We are delighted to work with bp pulse on this project to deliver ultra-fast charging and support the electrification of our roads. Q-Park are focussing heavily on our sustainable urban mobility strategy and the bp pulse charging hubs such as this is a vital ingredient.”

Akira Kirton, CEO of bp pulse, said, “We want to bring convenient, fast charging where it is needed most. The opening of this latest hub at the UK’s second busiest airport is another important step in our roll out of ultra-fast charging.  Towards the end of last year we installed some of the first ultra-fast chargers on major UK motorways, and now we’re starting 2022 with another industry first.”

About Q-Park

Q-Park is one of the three leading providers of parking facilities in West Europe, whether wholly-owned, leased, managed or in a hybrid business model.  Q-Park is notable for its quality approach and has a portfolio comprising over 570,000 parking spaces in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Ireland and Denmark.

For more information about bp pulse, visit www.bppulse.co.uk.

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