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SFO Announces Plans to Install High-Speed Electric Vehicle Chargers

On June 19, 2014, SFO announced the latest enhancement to its Clean Vehicle infrastructure, outlining plans to install four high-speed electric vehicle (EV) chargers at the Airport’s Cell Phone Lot.  The 480-volt “fast-chargers”, which can fully charge most EVs in about 30 minutes, were made possible by a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), which will supply the units to SFO.

“We are proud to be an industry leader in Clean Vehicle policy,” said Chief Operating Officer Ivar Satero. “We have achieved this through strong partnerships with the California Energy Commission, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the San Francisco Department of the Environment.  The acquisition of high-speed charging stations is yet another example of this support, and gives our electric vehicle users added incentive to make SFO their airport of choice.”

SFO announced its Clean Vehicle Policy in 2000, outlining a goal to achieve 100% clean air vehicles in specific fleets through regulations and a program of incentives that encourages operators to purchase clean air vehicles such as vans, taxis and hotel courtesy shuttles.  To date, nearly 5,000 clean air vehicles operate at SFO.  Additional improvements include the creation of the AirTrain light rail system, which eliminated 600 daily round-trip bus runs around the Airport. For more information on the Airport’s Clean Vehicle Policy, visit: http://www.flysfo.com/community-environment/air-quality.