HIA Unveils New Electric Vehicle Charging Station
(Middletown, PA – April 26, 2016) Passengers and visitors now have the ability to charge their electric vehicles (EV) at Harrisburg International Airport (HIA). Today, HIA unveiled a new Direct Current Fast Charging Station (DCFC), located in the Cell Phone parking lot.
HIA worked with Blink Network, a subsidiary of Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), to install, operate, and manage the Blink DCFC station. The EV charging station has two charging ports and will be available for users 24/7. Typically, a full charge at the Blink DCFC charging time takes approximately 30 minutes. The cost to use the station is 39 cents per kWh for Blink Members, which is free to enroll in, or 49 cents per kWh for guests. Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA) will receive 7% of net revenues generated from the sale of the electric car charging services.
Blink Network was awarded a PA Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant to install electric car charging stations throughout PA. CarCharging currently has over 5,000 public EV charging stations in 35 states, including EV charging stations along the PA turnpike at New Stanton, Bowmansville, and Elverson. The Blink DCFC station at HIA will offer turnpike electric car drivers a charging location midway between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
“We are pleased to have worked with Blink Network to offer electric vehicle charging to our passengers, visitors, and general public,” said Tim Edwards, Executive Director of HIA and the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA). “Enabling drivers to charge their electric vehicles on site is another way HIA can provide an Altogether Better experience.”
The ribbon cutting was part of HIA’s Earth Week celebration. Other activities taking place include a landscaping project by the flag poles and clean up days at Capital City Airport and HIA.
Five airlines serve Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) offering about 60 flights daily to 12 non-stop destinations. The Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA) owns HIA, Capital City Airport in New Cumberland and both Franklin County and Gettysburg Regional Airports. Incorporated in 1997, SARAA is a multi-municipal authority whose mission is to serve the region by providing high quality, efficient airports and promoting regional economic development. Combined these four facilities handle about 90,000 aircraft operations and generate a total economic output of more than $990 million annually.