Adelaide Airport First To Install Electric Car Charging Stations

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Adelaide Airport First To Install Electric Car Charging Stations

Four new electric vehicle charging stations have been installed on Level 2 of the multi-level car park at Adelaide Airport.

The European-made units can charge a fully depleted battery in 4 to 6 hours.

Two are suitable for Tesla cars while the other two are compatible with both plug-in hybrid vehicles and battery electric vehicles for brands like BMW, Nissan and Mitsubishi.

Adelaide Airport Managing Director Mark Young says "the charging stations will be free for the first 12 months in which time we'll assess demand and consider whether we install further units".

"Some of the electricity for these stations will be sourced from our solar installations on top of our car park and main terminal" he said.

Adelaide is the first Airport in Australia to offer electric vehicle charging to customers in the public car park.

Adelaide Airport has been a leader in sustainability and green initiatives over a number of years.

"This latest initiative complements our solar systems, use of recycled water and storm water recovery" Young said.

"We're also working with SA Water on an irrigation trial aimed at reducing the air temperature within the Airport's micro-climate".

All allocated parking bays for the charging stations are accessible for people with a disability.