‘Largest Installation of EV Charging Stations at an Airport in the U.S.’
Telefonix is talking up “the largest installation of commercial electric vehicle chargers at an airport in the United States,” as Portland International in Oregon has installed 42 of the manufacturer’s L1 PowerPost units.
PDX opted for Level 1 chargers for their low current requirements and an efficient use of energy, the manufacturer says. Airport management picked PowerPost chargers “for their integrated, retractable cord reel, which keeps cables off the ground, reducing maintenance and tripping hazards.”
“Level 1 charging is well suited for long-dwell parking that is typical at airports and workplaces,” states a release.
“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,” Telefonix EVSE business development manager Bill Williams says in his company’s PDX announcement.
“The electric vehicle movement is gaining steam and will continue to do so,” Williams said. “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.”
“This installation makes a huge statement.”
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Source: Telefonix with Fleets & Fuels follow-up