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Seattle-Tacoma Airport offers free electricity for plug-in cars

Mobility & Transport

As if tax breaks, freedom from the pump and an emissions-free conscience weren’t enough to make a person want to drive an electric car, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is now doing its part to make the road even smoother for the plug-in vehicles by offering free charging in select parking spots in the airport garage. Through a pilot program launched at the beginning of this month, the Sea-Tac Airport now offers six parking spaces in a prime location of the garage with plug-ins for electric vehicles. The green-striped spots, located on the garage’s fifth floor, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Standard parking rates apply, but the electricity itself is free. In this age of perks and free love, it really is better to give than to receive—particularly when the green aura of those on the receiving end reflects back onto you. Eco-iconic, meet perkonomics. Go forth and multiply! 😉 (Related: Converting standard Corollas into electric cars — Battery-powered trucks — The going is green.) Spotted by: RK



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