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DENVER — April 7, 2015 — Denver International Airport (DIA) will double the number of electric vehicle charging stations available in the airport’s public parking garages.

A total of 10 new electric vehicle charging stations will be installed this fall in the west parking garage. The stations will be free to customers who pay to park in the garage, and are compatible with most electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The new stations will be the airport’s first AC Level 2 chargers, which use 240-volt infrastructure and provide up to 20 miles of range per hour of charge time, according to U.S. Department of Energy estimates. The project will bring the number of publicly available vehicle charging stations to 20.

The project is partially funded using a grant awarded to DIA from the Charge Ahead Colorado Electric Vehicle and Charging Station grant fund, a program of the Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Energy Office. The grant will pay for $32,600 of the estimated $85,000 project.

DIA installed 10 electric vehicle charging stations in both the east and west parking garages in late 2013. Those AC Level 1 stations use 120-volt infrastructure that provides up to 5 miles of range per hour of charging time.

“Since adding electric vehicle charging stations in 2013, we have seen a tremendous response from passengers and an increasing demand for charging stations,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “The charging stations — along with other initiatives, including water bottle filling stations, LED lights and our comprehensive deicing fluid collection and recycling system – all contribute to our commitment to sustainability while simultaneously improving our customer experience.”

Separately, the airport also recently installed five AC Level 2 charging stations in the parking lot that serves airside employees (people who work on the concourses or airfield). Those stations, which are the first to be made available to airport employees, were also partially funded using a grant from the Charge Ahead Colorado grant, which funded $31,300 of the $66,100 project.


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