It's our position that airports are perfect places for cheap, Level 1 charging stations.
There's no need for Level 2 or DC quick chargers at airports. Sure, they'd be welcome additions to Level 1 charging, but they aren't necessary.
Denver International Airport must have read our minds. The airport is now in the process of installing 10 Level 1 chargers.
Heath Montgomery, an airport spokesman, stated:
“We’d seen a number of customers coming with their own cables and looking for a socket in the garage, so we saw there was a need.”
Why only Level 1? Well, as Montgomery says:
“If you are traveling for several days and you come back, you want a fully charged battery.”
The airport did its homework, too. It found that its average traveler stays parked there for 1.4 days. That's Level 1 territory for sure.
The 10 units to be installed at Denver International Airport are from Telefonix. Though they retail for $1,495 a pop, Telofonix provided them free of charge.
The stations will be operational by September and charging is free. However, the rate to park there is $3 per hour or $23 per day.
Source: The Denver Post