April 21, 2017 – Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa International Airport has installed two Level 2 PowerPost™ EVSEs in its newly-renovated parking garage, making it the first airport in Oklahoma to offer electric vehicle charging. Low-current Level 2 charging is well suited for long-dwell parking that is typical at airports and workplaces. The PowerPost product line offers simple, low-current solutions to facilities that want to provide customers and employees alike a way to support a green lifestyle.
"We are excited to offer this amenity to our parking customers. These additions show our ongoing commitment to be sustainable in the way we serve our community and provide assurance to our customers that their vehicle will be ready to go when they return home."
Mark VanLoh, CEO of Tulsa International Airport
“We are excited to offer this amenity to our parking customers,” said Mark VanLoh, CEO of Tulsa International Airport. “These additions show our ongoing commitment to be sustainable in the way we serve our community and provide assurance to our customers that their vehicle will be ready to go when they return home.”
The two electric vehicle charging stations are each capable of charging one EV, but are installed between spaces so they can reach four parking spots. This enables the airport to reserve more spaces for electric vehicles.
“Tulsa International Airport is an example for other long-dwell parking facilities in the region, such as schools, health care facilities and entertainment centers,” said John Hipchen, Manager of Sustainable Technology at Telefonix Inc. “We are excited about the growth of EV infrastructure in Oklahoma.”
The installation of electric vehicle charging stations is the latest of Tulsa International Airport’s green initiatives, which aim to improve the environmental friendliness of the facility. Passengers with electric vehicles can find the new charging stations in Row J on Level 1 of the airport parking garage. For additional information about TUL’s green initiatives, visit www.tulsaairports.com/goinggreen.
For more information on the EV charging plan for the Tulsa Region, the Tulsa EV Coalition will hold a meeting at Tulsa International Airport on May 23, 2017.
The Telefonix PowerPost electric vehicle charging station product line is focused on low-current solutions for commercial parking lots or garages where cars are parked for two or more hours. The L1 PowerPost EVSE led the way as the first commercial Level 1 EV charging station, and the L2 PowerPost EVSE is making an impact on the Level 2 product category as the first low-current, commercial Level 2 EV charging station. The company has now introduced a wall-mounted version of the level 1 and level 2 PowerPost EV charging stations. All PowerPost chargers provide an economical charging solution that also features a retractable cord reel that eliminates the clutter and potential hazards of long cables as well as offering the potential for custom branding. Telefonix is delivering on electric vehicle charging innovations with a cost of ownership that creates a win-win for both the EV driver and the parking facility.
Visit www.PowerPostEVSE.com for more information.
With over 25 years in business and more than 80 patents issued to date for its cable innovations, Telefonix is a leader in cord reel technology. In addition to its portfolio of cord reel products, the company also designs and manufactures custom electronics for customers in highly regulated industries. In 2011, the idea to leverage the company's capabilities to address unmet needs in the electric vehicle charging station market was born. Today, the same proven cord reel technology that flies on more than 80% of long-haul aircraft is designed and incorporated into the PowerPost commercial low-current electric vehicle charger product line. Based in Waukegan, Illinois, the Telefonix team is adept at delivering smart solutions to market. With a staff of highly skilled engineers, project managers, manufacturing experts and more, the Telefonix team delivers the quality product you expect and service you need for success.
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