Pensacola International Airport got a little greener Friday as Mayor Ashton Hayward’s office announced the addition of six electric vehicle charging stations at the city-owned Pensacola International Airport.
Hayward’s office said in a statement that the stations support the city’s initiative to become “more sustainable and green,” and expand on the amenities available to travelers. Charging stations have been installed on levels 2 and 3 of the airport’s parking garage as well as in Economy Lot 2. Each station provides a 22-foot charging cable and a 120-volt low power charge.
“Pensacola International Airport continues to be the first choice of travelers all along the central Gulf Coast, and this is another added feature that shows we are moving in the right direction,” said Hayward. “By growing our services to accommodate new technologies and patrons, we continue to position ourselves to compete for new carriers, new routes, and new passengers.”
Electric vehicle owners will not be required to pay an additional fee above the normal parking rate for the ability to charge their vehicle while parked at the airport.
The new stations join a handful of existing charging stations available in the Pensacola area, including two stations at downtown’s Ever’man Cooperative Grocery and Cafe and stations at several Pensacola Beach hotels.