Fast EV charging stations now open just off I-5 at Sacramento International Airport
Electric vehicle drivers on Interstate 5 can recharge more easily with the opening of a new super-fast charging station at Sacramento International Airport.
The new station features eight 150-kilowatt powered dispensers and is located at the airport entrance just west of the petroleum station. It’s part of a $44-million effort by Electrify America, a Volkswagen subsidiary, to encourage the use of electric vehicles in Sacramento.
“We are continuing our partnership with Electrify America to invest these dollars in every corner of our city and region to accelerate the number of car owners who go electric,” Mayor Darrell Steinberg said Wednesday during a tour of the new charging station.
“We want to lead the nation in this work, as we should as California’s capital,” he said. “This takes us one step closer.”
Mayor Steinberg was joined by Councilmember Eric Guerra and Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna on the tour, which was led by Electrify America’s Will Berry to promote the service during Global Climate Week.
By the end of 2019, Sacramento will boast one of the largest networks of open DC Fast Chargers in the nation, when measured on a per capita basis. Electrify America has already installed 10 stations with a total of 40 dispensers. Three more will be finished by the end of the year.
The stations include 50-kilowatt, 150-kilowatt and 350-kilowatt dispensers that can recharge a car in less than 30 minutes.