Dallas Fort Worth Airport Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Ports

By Dan Collins on 27 September 2012
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An American Airlines jet taking off at DFW

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport announced that they have installed two Electric Vehicle charging ports that will be free for valet parking customers to use. The move will make the use of electric vehicles feasible for travelers who otherwise would be otherwise hampered by their EV’s limited range.

The Level 2 PEP chargers installed at DFW use 240 volts AC and are compatible with most electric vehicles including the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf.  The setup can fully charge a vehicle in three to four hours, as opposed to the 10 to 15 required when using to do so with a standard 110-volt electrical outlet.

The charging process will be seamless for DFW’s valet parking customers and will come at no additional cost.  Charging  is available to customers regardless of which terminal they park at, although they are being installed in the garage in terminal D. The airport authority may consider installing additional charging stations in the future, after it has an opportunity to evaluate the utilization of the first charging stations.

Valet parking is available for $25 per day and EV owners can drop off their car at any valet stand at DFW.