Helsinki adds charging stations

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Operator Finavia has added 60 charging stations for electric hybrid cars at Helsinki Airport, bringing the total number of the facilities to 95.

When Helsinki’s new parking lot is completed in 2020, additional charging stations will be available.

“Passengers tend to leave their cars in the airport’s parking facilities for a relatively long time, at least for the whole day. New charging stations equipped with moderate and slow chargers perfectly suit longer parking times,” said Jukka Isomäki, director of Helsinki Airport.

The new nine-story-high  parking lot P1/P2 is being constructed in the immediate vicinity of terminal T2 and will be completed in the autumn of 2020. The new parking lot  will have 200 charging stations for electric vehicles. The first 140 stations will be ready as early as 2020 when the new parking facility is opened. The remaining 60 stations in area P1 will be installed in 2022 when the new Terminal 2 is opened.

“Finavia will invest in more electric charging stations in the future. Elsewhere, our car park P3A’s new smart lighting will cut energy usage by up to 70%. In addition, we will install solar panels on the south-facing side of the new car park P1/P2,” Isomäki concluded.

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