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Tampa International Airport adds more electric vehicle charging stations

Published Aug. 7, 2015

TAMPA — Tampa International Airport has added 12 electric-vehicle charging stations in its garages, on top of its existing three.

The new charging ports will allow as many as 18 electric vehicles to recharge simultaneously. Before, only six vehicles at a time could recharge in the stations. The airport also built four additional parking spots for alternative energy vehicles.

"We're excited to add additional charging stations for electric vehicles and to emphasize the importance of alternative fuel vehicles," said Al Illustrato, vice president of facilities and administration. "The triple bottom line that considers people, the planet and prosperity is important to this airport."

The charging stations in the long-term parking garage are on the second floor, close to the main terminal. The economy parking stations are on the first floor.