A new electric point-to-point car sharing service is being rolled out at Gatwick Airport to make journeys greener and easier for passengers travelling to and from the airport thanks to a new partnership with Bluecity.
Electric vehicles are an essential component in tackling London's poor air quality and Bluecity will help further contribute to Gatwick’s strategy to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2020.
With five charging points to be introduced at Gatwick in the coming months, the scheme will be the first of its kind for a UK airport. Passengers will have the freedom to collect vehicles from Gatwick and drop off at dedicated charging points across London, providing greater flexibility and convenience.
The airport's chief commercial officer, Guy Stephenson, said: “Gatwick is at the forefront of driving greater sustainability into aviation, and aims to be the UK's most sustainable airport by 2020. A key component of this is reducing the carbon footprint of surface access, and this unique electric vehicle partnership with Bluecity is an example of how we intend to make this a reality.
“This innovative new car sharing service also gives additional sustainable transport choices to 42 million passengers now travelling through Gatwick each year, plus 21,000 people employed across the airport campus. We're sure it will be very popular.”