For Immediate Release
February 29, 2012
Charge Up For Free While You Fly
New Parking Convenience at Airports for Drivers of Electric Vehicles
Four new electric vehicle charging stations installed in Daily Parking Garage #2 at Dulles International Airport opened today for FREE usage as part of a pilot program. Similar charging stations are being installed at Reagan National and will go into service soon. Each charging station can accommodate two vehicles, for a total of eight parking spaces at each airport. The spaces are conveniently located near walkways to the Terminal and are reserved for “electric vehicles only” with special signage.
“We recognize our airports’ importance to the region as a transportation hub,” said Jack Potter, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. “We are pleased to offer this service enhancement to our customers and to promote environmental stewardship.”
The charging stations feature two types of charging: Level 1, which is a 120-volt outlet, and Level 2, which is a 240-volt connector. The station is activated onsite via smartphone app, ChargePoint “Charge Pass,” RFID-enabled credit card (free - for identification purposes only) or toll-free call to a 24/7 service center.
As part of the pilot program, there is no fee to use the stations through 2013, but regular parking rates apply as drivers exit the garage. The charging stations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Vehicle charging stations are located in these convenient locations:
More information about the location and use of the airport charging stations is available on our website at http://www.mwaa.com/dulles/4641.htm. The page includes a link to view live updates of charging station availability.
The charging stations are part of MWAA’s “green” (environmentally-friendly) programs including: