New EV Charging Stations Now Open At DIA
Ten new electric vehicle charging stations were unveiled to the public Monday at Denver International Airport. The stations will be free to those who pay to park in the lots where they are located.
“Denver International Airport is already one of the most environmentally friendly airports in the world,” said Kim Day, Denver’s Manager of Aviation in a statement. “These new charging stations are a continuation of our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. At the same time, we’re addressing the evolving needs of our customers by adding a safe, convenient way for them to charge their electric vehicles at the airport.”
Many commercial charging stations in use across the United States are Level 2, which require a special 240-volt infrastructure that is costly to install. The new lower voltage Level 1 stations will take eight hours to produce a full charge, which works out nicely since the average DIA customer is parked at the airport for 1.4 days.
“Colorado is at the forefront of developing infrastructure for electric vehicles and DIA clearly
understands this market as well as the value of Level 1 charging,” said Allen Will, director of business development at Telefonix, Inc., the installer of the stations
Five charging stations are located in both the east and west garage and will have signs designating them as electric and plug-in vehicle parking spots.
According to DIA, most electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles including the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf will be compatible with the new stations.