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San Francisco International Airport to install high-speed charging stations

The airport has been given a $500,000 grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to install the 480-volt “fast-chargers”, which can fully charge most EVs in about 30 minutes.

‘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.’

The chargers form part of the airport’s Clean Vehicle Policy announced in 2000 in which it set out a goal to achieve 100% clean air vehicles in specific fleets through regulations and a programme of incentives that encourages operators to purchase clean air vehicles such as vans, taxis and hotel courtesy shuttles.

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