DFW Airport Trials Mobile EV Charging StationDFW Airport Trials Mobile EV Charging Station
The demonstration comes as part of a summer-long trial by Dallas airport to examine EV innovations
June 8, 2023
Lightning eMotors is showcasing its EV charging solution as part of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW) demonstration of emerging EV innovations this summer.
Lighting will hold a five-day demonstration of its charging solution in a number of locations, including the airport’s cellphone lot, valet parking lot, Uber/Lyft lot, DFW headquarters and an employee parking lot.
The charging unit uses thermal management to optimize battery performance, as well as analytics to optimize overall fleet operations and vehicle safety. Data on the number of cars that have used the unit will be collected and used by DFW to determine energy usage and design charging infrastructure.
“DFW is at the forefront of electrifying ground transportation,” said Tim Reeser, Lightning eMotors CEO. “We look forward to solving a major pain point that they, along with most airports across the country, are currently facing.”
DFW’s Innovation and Planning teams are holding a series of EV charging demonstrations through August to identify technology solutions that support electrified ground transportation for airport staff and passengers. The team said the trials are the first of their kind.
DFW is also testing a robotic EV charger, ZiGGY, as part of the program. Created by EV Safe Charge, ZiGGY is designed as a mobile, autonomous charging station for electric cars.
Lightning Mobile said its solution could also provide mobile disaster relief and rescue and intermittent charging points at facilities like sports stadiums, which need an EV charging and power solution in various locations.
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