Portland International Airport Adds 42 Charging Spots
Portland International Airport now has 42 L1 PowerPost charging stations, which are available for employees and visitors for free.
According to the press release, this is the largest number of charging stations at an airport in US.
Telefonix PowerPosts are low power L1 charging stations (most suited for airports) with an integrated, retractable cord reel.
“The low-current requirements of level 1 also allowed the airport to install more charging stations, compared to more powerful chargers that often require costly upgrades to the electrical supply. Level 1 charging enables EV drivers to recover about 5 miles of range for every hour they are plugged in. The range lost in a typical commute of twenty miles is recovered in about 4 hours at a cost to the facility of less than 75 cents.”
Bill Williams, Business Development Manager for Telefonix, EVSE Division said:
“This installation makes a huge statement. The electric vehicle movement is gaining steam and will continue to do so. Facilities like PDX are acknowledging this growing community and sending a signal that they support those who are embracing electric vehicles by installing stations for both airport employees and travelers.”
“Airports are really taking an aggressive approach to delivering on the need for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Given that customers parking for 4 hours or more represent over 85% of all occupied spaces at an airport and the fact that airports often have sustainability initiatives in place, it’s a perfect fit.”
Vince Granato, Port of Portland chief operations officer said:
“We are excited to support our travelers and employees with these new EV charging stations. Voted America’s Best Airport in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in Travel + Leisure’s Reader Survey, we take pride in delivering a memorable and positive experience to those who use our facilities. The installation of EV charging stations is one of our many environmental initiatives, which are central to how we do business and serve as good community stewards.”