Luton airport is cutting drop-off fees for driver of electric vehicles in a summer trial.

Charges will drop by 75% to £2 for a drop-off or pick-up of up to 30 minutes.

The trial will run from until September 30 part of the airport’s efforts to encourage the use of sustainable methods of transport.

The reduced rate will be brought in on a permanent basis if it is successful.

Drivers of electric vehicles will have to use a dedicated section of the airport’s multi-storey car park for the reduced charge rather than the regular drop-off zone.

Drivers will also be able to use charging points for free during this period.

Airport chief commercial officer Jonathan Pollard said: “We’ve always encouraged people to travel to the airport in more sustainable ways such as taking the train and to leave their cars at home.

“That’s why we’re introducing this discount for electric vehicles.

“If there’s enough demand, we plan to make the incentive permanent and address any requirement to increase the number of electric charging points.”