LAX Pulls the Plug On Free Electric Car Charging

Growth in the number of electric cars and desire for addition parking revenue prompts the changes.

Published: 06-Jan-2013

LOS ANGELES -- Some electric-car owners hope Los Angeles International Airport officials change their minds about eliminating free parking for their green vehicles in March.

The operators of LAX announced they will end the policy of free parking for vehicles at 38 electric charging stations in two separate lots.

The airport said the decision was made for revenue reasons and to eliminate the growing crowd of electric cars silently circling the lot waiting for a coveted free spot to open up.


Mitsubishi i-MiEV in HydroQuebec livery

By March 2012, the first 90 240-volt charging stations should be operating at 60 sites in the Montreal and Quebec City regions.

Mitsubishi i with ABB Terra 51 Direct Current fast charger.

Terra 51 Direct Current fast charger for electric vehicles can charge electric vehicles in 15 to 30 minutes.

Lola-Drayson B12/69 EV designed to be wirelessly recharged during pit stops.

Qualcomm and Samsung also announce the formation of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), which will initially focus on mobile electronics, but hopes to eventually draw members from auto industry.


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