Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Who knew, part 2, 120V edition

Some more places to plug in. SFO now has 120V plugs available in each of its public parking garages. You'll need to provide your own cable; of course every new EV comes with one.

Airports are one of the places 12oV makes lots of sense. Most cars sit for many hours, some for days at long-term parking. And it's very cheap to install, probably less than 10% the cost of a Level 2 unit.

A few Level 2 charge stations would be useful in short-term parking, as well.

And more importantly, I'd suggest a DC Fast Charger, perhaps at the Cell Phone lot. The airport is a crossroads, and folks with an EV driving over 40 miles to pick someone up at SFO could charge up quick allowing them to not use a gas car.

Well done, SFO!

2 comments:

NEOMY JOHN said...

This was one great move by SFO. This is one of the reasons i love SFO.

Anonymous said...

Hi

It is great news that power is made available. I am concerned about leaving my Level 1 cord plugged into the car for several days. What if it gets stolen? Does anyone know of a way to secure it?