Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open at Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Fresno, CA (December 19, 2016) – Fresno Yosemite International Airport today announced the opening of fourteen Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in the short-term and long-term public parking lots. There are now a total of 20 EV charging stations available to the public and employees at Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Fresno Yosemite is currently the largest location of EV chargers in the region.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport received a $30,000 grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s CHARGE Up! program for the installation of six Level 2 Telefonix charging stations in the short-term lot. The CHARGE UP! program provides grant funding to Valley businesses, agencies and the public to provide access to eligible charging stations. For travelers using the long-term public parking lot, eight Level 1 Telefonix chargers are now available.
“We are pleased to offer this customer service amenity to our passengers and guests; many who drive from the surrounding communities to fly now have convenient access to charge their vehicle while away and return to a fully energized vehicle at no cost.” said Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle. “Partnering with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District supports Fresno Yosemite’s ongoing commitment to be sustainable in the way we serve the community and the traveling public.”
“The Valley Air District is excited to support these types of projects which expand the public’s access to electric charging stations,” stated Seyed Sadredin, the District’s executive director and air pollution control officer. “Incentivizing this type of infrastructure throughout the Valley is part of the District’s efforts to leave no stone unturned as we work to improve air quality in the Valley.”
The new EV charging installation complements Fresno Yosemite International Airport’s efforts to encourage the use of alternative energy transportation. In October, six Level 2 charging stations opened in the employee lot as part of a major ground transportation project. Other transportation sustainability advances include EV charging facilities on both sides of the terminal to support airline electric ground equipment (GSE). The Airlines have been steadily converting their GSE to electric, which is now over sixty percent.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport currently offers Valley passengers daily non-stop flights to Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Guadalajara, Mexico on domestic and international carriers. Fresno Yosemite is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Fresno general funds are used to operate Fresno Yosemite International or Fresno Chandler Executive Airport.
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