Montgomery Regional Airport to commission Alabama’s first Electric Airplane Charging stationRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 05 2024 1:03 PM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) -The Montgomery Regional Airport will commission a new electric aircraft charging station on Monday, the first electric aircraft charger in Alabama!
The charger station was built by BETA Technologies, which stands for Battery-powered Electric Terminal Aviation. The company is already producing two all-electric, net-zero aircraft. This charging station in Montgomery is part of an electric charging infrastructure the company is developing to support those planes, creating a cross-country network of charging stations.
There are currently 17 chargers online and onsite, with 55 more sites under construction or in the permit phase, mainly along the East and Gulf coasts. And while these chargers are built to power aircraft, they can also charge electric vehicles that drive on the ground.
Montgomery Regional Airport will officially commission that charger in a ceremony at 10:00 a.m.