Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is targeting the installation of 1,300 electric vehicle chargers by the end of this year. With this target, LAX will become the airport with the largest electric vehicle charging facility in the US.
Additionally, if the target is hit, it will be one of the most widespread EV charging ports in the United States when completed, local media reported.
To date, 832 electric vehicle chargers are in operation, offering both AC and DC power. PowerFlex was appointed as contractor to install an electric vehicle charging station at LAX.
The 600 charging points will be in the central parking lot, with the remaining charging stations in the economy parking lot.
Drivers wishing to use the charging facility can pre-book a place on the airport veranda. To use the charging stations, there is a one-off two-dollar fee and then a charge of $0.45/kWh.
In addition the driver will also be charged an additional parking fee, but there is a discount for electric vehicles. The expansion of electric vehicle charging is part of a comprehensive modernization program at LAX.
Los Angeles itself is turning itself into a pilot city for e-mobility. Recently, there was discussion of banning the construction of new gas stations in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles city council also passed to make more than 10,000 council vehicles use electric powertrains and build charging infrastructure.