Airport Greenwash !
BIRMINGHAM Airport has become one of the first British airports to offer fast charging for electric motorists.
Jo Lloyd, commercial director at the airport, said: “We’re always looking at new and innovative ways of improving the passenger experience at Birmingham Airport, which is why we have installed these electric charging points.
“The growing popularity of electric and hybrid cars means it is vital we provide the facilities that will enable our passengers to travel to-and-from the airport as easily as possible.
“We’re extremely proud to support this green form of energy and the obvious benefits it brings to the environment.”
It has linked up with Green energy company Ecotricity which uses 100% renewable energy from the wind and the sun, allowing 35 different models of electric and plug-in hybrid cars to recharge in between 20 and 30 minutes.
Dale Vince, found of Ecotricity, said: “Installing pumps at Birmingham Airport is the next phase of our national network which enables electric cars to drive the length and breadth of Britain.
“Now e-drivers can charge up at the airport if they’re picking up, dropping off, or on their way in and out of the country.”
[An AirportWatch member commented: “Talk about a flea on an elephant’s bum!”]