Albany Airport In New York Gets 6 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


The Albany Airport in New York has recently added 6 electric vehicle charging stations for EV drivers.

Google image of Albany International Airport

Google image of Albany International Airport

Three of these chargers are for long-term parking and the other 3 are in the airport’s parking garage.

For two years, EV drivers can charge at any of these 6 chargers for free. When that trial period is over, there will be a very small fee.

Charge times always vary depending on the vehicle, but the chargers are capable of supplying up to 6 kW of power when charging.

Places like airports are ideal places for charging.  As the CEO of the New York Power Authority, Gil Quiniones stated:

“These are really the ideal locations for charging stations because these are places where customers leave their cars fro an extended period of time. They are part of what we’re calling Charge New York Initiative, which aims to build an entire network of up to 3000 charging stations across New York State by 2018.”

“The direction that we are moving today is to try and eliminate the anxiety EV drivers may experience of not knowing where they will get their next refueling charge.”

There are approximately 900 charging stations in the state of New York currently. The goal is 3,000 by 2018 and upwards from there.

These charging stations are part of an initiative by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to assist in the expansion of clean transportation technologies in the state of New York.

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4 responses to "Albany Airport In New York Gets 6 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations"
  1. Malcolm Scott says:

    I’d like to know how they get good utility out of these 6 charging stations (most likely from a charging network), otherwise they are expensive assets not doing much. Absent owners limit the ability to move the car once charged, or to swap the charging cable to another vehicle. If however there were 20-50 $400 clipper creeks installed all in a row, that would be progress. I don’t understand how charging the customer with a small fee is a worthwhile business model if done through the charging network – the costs to raise the fee don’t make sense.

    Or do they propose in future to use a separate gated area where the normal parking fee system adds a surcharge (at no additional system and operational cost to generate the revenue/recovery)?

  2. ClarksonCote says:

    For airport parking, I wish places like this would consider a charging enclosure with a simple 110V outlet inside, like this:

    So much less cost that way, and charging could be free. You just don’t need expensive chargers or fast charge rates when you’re parked for days at a time.

    1. ClarksonCote says:

      It is nice to see another airport installing charging stations though. It would be nice if the Syracuse airport near me would do the same.

    2. Brian says:

      Agreed completely. 6kW charging stations don’t make sense at an airport. They are far too fast for long term parking (unless the airport has a valet service to rotate cars) and they are far too slow for short-term pickup. Airports really need 120V outlets for “free” in paid long-term parking – install one at every spot! They also need quick chargers in the cell phone lot so you can charge up your car while waiting for the plane to arrive.

      But it is nice to see them at least thinking about EVs.