San Francisco International Airport will install four 480-volt high-speed charging stations, funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission. According to installer Greenlots, SFO already has the largest number of plug-in vehicle spaces of any domestic airport, but these will be its first open standards-based DC fast chargers.
“Not surprisingly, California led close to one third of all plug in vehicle sales last year in the US and that growth is driving the demand for a broad network of DC fast chargers that is accessible to all drivers,” said Brett Hauser, President of Greenlots. “We’re pleased to add our open standards-based EV chargers to support SFO and CEC’s larger vision of clean mobility.”
Greenlots will handle the network management platform, procurement, maintenance and support services for the new EVSE, which will be located at the SFO cell phone lot.
Greenlots’ SKY Smart Charging platform uses the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) for charger-to-network communications. “Using this open standard will future-proof SFO’s infrastructure investment,” said Hauser.
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