The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with Electrify America, LLC (EA) to install and operate up to eight electric plug-in vehicle charging stations near the ARCO AM-PM gas station at the entrance to Sacramento International Airport.
“With today’s approval, the County is adopting state-of-the-art solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Supervisor Susan Peters, Chair.
The fee-based DC fast-chargers are envisioned to serve as EV filling stations. Customers can use a credit card to charge most electrical vehicle batteries up to 80 percent in 20 minutes.
Several locations throughout the county have been identified as prime locations for EV charging stations, including Sacramento International Airport, a crucial component of the regional transportation infrastructure.
“I hear more and more from constituents who want the convenience of charging their electric vehicles at Sacramento International Airport,” said Supervisor Phil Serna, District 1, and California Air Resources Board member. “Today’s action by the Board of Supervisors goes a long way to make that happen.”
Sacramento International Airport currently has 12 Level 2 EV chargers and 12 level 1 chargers in the parking garage that serves both terminals, and four Level 2 chargers and one legacy paddle (for older EVs) in the daily lot. There is no fee to use the chargers.
The airport also leases space to SMUD in the Free Waiting Area for one DC fast charger and two Level 2 chargers, which are fee-based.
Charging stations are expected to be operational within 1-2 years.