My First Public Charging Station
I recently read an article in the Washington Post announcing new public electric vehicle charging stations at BWI airport. So, when preparing for my trip, I thought I’d check it out. I called in advance to confirm the location of the stations, the cost for parking, and to see if I needed to reserve a spot in advance. My call to the airport parking authority went something like this:
Me: I drive a Chevy Volt and I understand you have electric vehicle charging stations. Where are they located?
Them: On the first floor of the Daily Parking Garage.
Me: How much does it cost to use them?
Them: It’s free. There’s no fee other than the normal Daily Parking fee of $12.00 per day.
Me: Do I need to make a reservation in advance?
Them: No, so far they’re always empty.
Well, here goes… take a look-see. I arrived at the airport and headed directly for the first floor of the Daily Parking Garage. The EV Charging stations were right near the entrance to the stairs for the shuttle stop. Great location, no hassle, sold! I plugged in, locked up, and left to catch my flight. When I returned a few days later, VOLLLT was safe and sound, and fully charged with enough battery power to get me home from the airport. Cool!