Press Release Article


Date: Apr 24, 2012
Press Release Number: 55-2012

To mark Earth Day and continue its commitment to be good environmental stewards, the Port Authority will unveil five new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at LaGuardia Airport at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. The charging stations are available free of charge to the public in designated airport parking spaces. They are connected to the nationwide ChargePoint Network of searchable, networked EV charging stations, and access is provided through a ChargePoint Network card or RFID enabled credit card. Vehicles using the electric vehicle charging infrastructure are subject to the same parking fees as other vehicles in short-term lots, but electricity is provided free of charge.

Who: Tom Bosco, General Manager, LaGuardia Airport

What: Unveiling of LaGuardia Airport’s Electric Vehicle chargers

When: Wednesday, April 25, 3:30 p.m.

Where: LaGuardia Airport, Central Terminal Building, Parking Lot 2

The Port Authority received a grant from ChargePoint America for the Coulomb Charging Stations, which are capable of Level I and Level II EV charging, taking a vehicle from an empty to a full charge in 12-24 hours at Level I, and 4-6 hours at Level II.

Five EV charging stations were installed at John F. Kennedy Airport and together, the 10 airport charging stations will be used as part of a pilot program to gauge the overall costs and benefits and determine whether and how the Port Authority would employ charging stations in the future. The stations are being evaluated on a two-year trial basis.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Justine Karp, 212 435-7777

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which does not receive tax dollars from either state, operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey Marine Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

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