YSJ to be first Airport in NB to offer Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers in Southern New Brunswick will now have access to an EV charging station at the Saint John Airport, YSJ President and CEO Derrick Stanford announced today. Service to be provided by FLO, Canada’s most reliable charging network.
“We’re thrilled that YSJ is the first airport in New Brunswick to offer the convenience of an EV charging station. It’s a service that will become more in demand as electric vehicles gain popularity with environmentally-minded consumers,” Stanford said. “This initiative is part of our commitment to investing in and improving our passenger services and user-experience.”
Drivers of electric vehicles are now able to use the FLO charging station located in the short-term parking area at the Saint John Airport. The cost for a standard charge is $1 per hour plus the cost of parking. Drivers must create an account with FLO and download their mobile app, or they can order the FLO card which serves to activate the chargers. The station is also accessible to members of the eCharge Network.
“We are pleased to welcome Saint John Airport as the newest addition to our charging network. Providing access to charging stations in public locations such as airports is a key factor to encourage electric vehicle adoption. By offering this new service to its visitors, YSJ is leading the way and taking concrete action to support clean, sustainable transportation in New Brunswick,” said Louis Tremblay, President and CEO of FLO.
“We’ve invested almost $20,000 to purchase and install the FLO charging station as part of our ongoing Airport Improvement Project,” says Brian Wiggins, Director of Operations and Maintenance at the Saint John Airport. “The airport has planned for potential expansion in both the short-term and long-term parking lots once demand increases.”
“We are very proud to support the Saint John Airport and its green leadership. Installation of this EV charging station is a demonstration of YSJ’s commitment to promoting environmentally responsible solutions and furthering its sustainability goals,” said Ray Robinson President and CEO Saint John Energy. In 2018, all electric vehicle drivers will receive free short-term parking at the Saint John Airport courtesy of Saint John Energy.
FLO is Canada’s most comprehensive and reliable electric vehicle (EV) charging ecosystem. FLO fulfils EV drivers’ charging needs wherever they may be—at home, at work or on the go—by ensuring a consistently simple and seamless experience. FLO provides EV drivers with efficient residential charging solutions for individual houses and multi-unit residential buildings, as well as access to a network of more than 4,000 charging stations from coast to coast. FLO also brings turnkey solutions to businesses and organizations that want to offer EV charging to their customers, tenants or employees.
About Saint John Energy
Saint John Energy has been a premier provider of energy to the people of Saint John since 1922. Today, Saint John Energy provides reliable services and competitive rates to more than 36,500 local customers through 13 substations spanning 316 square kilometers. Saint John Energy also provides street lighting, area lighting, more than 20,000 water heater rentals and approximately 3,000 Mini Split Ductless Heat Pump rentals. Toward our mission of excellence in energy solutions, we deliver value to our customers through our commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability.
About the Saint John Airport
The Saint John Airport Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation serving air travel needs of 300,000 residents of southwestern New Brunswick spanning from Sussex to the Fundy Isles, and is a key element in the economic and social development of the region. All revenue of the Saint John Airport is reinvested in operations and facilities on-site.
For additional information or to coordinate an interview, please contact:
Derrick Stanford President and CEO
Saint John Airport Office: 506-644-8607