Passengers, guests and employees at the Salt Lake City International Airport can now charge their electrical vehicles for free while at the airport. Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is doing its part to clear the air and has installed 24 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports for public and employee use.
The 12 EV charging stations are dual port, Level 2 with standard connectors to accommodate all models of electric vehicles. Each port supplies up to 7.2 kilowatts of power. The charging stations include an instruction video that shows users how to operate the station—including phone support available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
“The Airport is implementing programs to help improve Utah’s air quality,” said Bill Wyatt, Salt Lake City Department of Airports executive director. “Come 2020, The New SLC Redevelopment Program will incorporate 50 EV charging stations in the new parking structure as we strive for LEED Gold Certification for the program.”
Wyatt also thanked Rocky Mountain Power for covering 50 percent of current project costs, which totaled $306,000.
The Airport stations are located in the following four locations: employee parking lot (4 dual ports), economy parking lot (4 dual ports) parking garage level P1 (1 dual port) and parking garage level P2 (3 dual ports). In addition, the Touch n’ Go Convenience Store- has one EV charging station.
The new parking garage, currently under construction as part of The New SLC, will also have EV charging stations. Phase 1 of The New SLC, which includes the new parking garage, is scheduled to open in 2020.
Access to all EV charging stations is on a first come basis and cannot be reserved in advance. There is currently no charge to use the stations. The Airport encourages drivers to follow EV etiquette and safety practices when using the charging stations.