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    Heathrow Authorised Vehicle Area

    As of June this year Heathrow and Zapinamo have launched an electric vehicle trial of 20 charging spaces at the Heathrow Authorised Vehicle Area.

    A total of 12 rapid chargers and 8 fast chargers have been installed. 50KW rapid charging and 22KW AC charging are both available supporting the three major types of electric vehicle charging currently in use throughout the UK. The chargers energy supply is from a battery storage solution, uploading energy overnight from a local electrical supply to be dispersed across multiple chargers throughout the following day.

    A trial of electric vehicle charging is initially planned for 12 months, chargers cannot be reserved, usage is based on the day’s demand.

    Throughout the early stages of the trial, usage will be free of charge until a cost structure has been announced.

    To join the trial, acquire an account / charge card from a Zapinamo representative available Monday-Friday, 09:00- 17:00 at the Authorised Vehicle Area charging points where you can charge your vehicle while you wait.

    Dedicated area for drivers of private hire vehicles and licensed taxis

    Heathrow opened an Authorised Vehicle Area on a trial basis this year when local residents and businesses expressed their concerns about the number of private hire vehicles waiting in local residential areas.

    This is a dedicated area for private hire vehicles and licensed taxis in which to wait for passengers prior to picking up from a short stay car park and meeting at an agreed location within the terminal.

    Open seven days a week, facilities include vending machines, hot refreshments, a covered smoking area, toilets and litter bins throughout.

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    • Hot refreshments
    • Vending machines
    • Covered smoking area
    • Litter bins
    • Toilets

    Opening hours

    Open from 05:00. Last entry 23:45 (daily)


    • £1 per hour (first five hours)
    • Five hours and above will be charged at the Short Stay Car Park Rates in Terminal 3 [see Short Stay rates]
    • No pre-booking is required
    • Payment can be made by cash, credit or debit cards


    Heathrow Airport,
    Northern Perimeter Road,
    TW6 2EQ

    Find it by satnav: Latitude: +51.48018 Longitude: -0.45504

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