ryan garrison cole pasichnyk bolting down chargers cropped

EV Support, a division of Puget Sound Solar just installed two electric vehicle DC fast charging stations for EVgo and Washington's State Department of Transportation at the SeaTac cell phone (waiting) lot. Now, when you go to the airport, you can easily DC fast charge your electric vehicle while waiting for your family or friends to arrive. With DC fast charging, in about 30 minutes, EV drivers can add about 90 miles of range.

This project is part of the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Partnerships Program installing the West Coast Electric Highway and this project was managed by Forth. 

There’s a lot involved with installing industrial quality EV stations, including design and engineering work; trenching electrical supply lines; pouring concrete pads; lifting and placing the EV stations which weigh 1250 pounds each; making the electrical connections; configuring the software and finally, commissioning the system.  

Here’s a few action shots from the install -

ryan and cole unload the chargers

Puget Sound Solar's Ryan Garrison and Cole Pasichnyk using a forklift to offload 
the DC fast chargers.

ryan and cole set 1200 lb btc power fast charger

Carefully lowering the station onto the pad and anchor bolts.

ryan garrison cole pasichnyk bolting down chargers

Ryan and Cole connecting the anchor bolts to the charging stations.

rj daschbach connects the big dogs

RJ Daschbach made the electrical connections.

tonia buell andrew ferrick charging at cell phone lot

Tonia Buell with Washington State Department of Transportation watching
Andrew Ferrick with EVGo plug in for the first charge!

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Andrew and Tonia after the second unit was tested successfully. 

More and more EV charging infrastructure is being added as electric vehicles become more mainstream and we're excited to be part of the solution for electrifying our transportation system. 

Cars that have DC fast charging capability include : Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, Chevy Bolt, Chevy Spark, Nissan LEAF, Ford Focus Electric, Hyundai Ioniq, Karma Revera, Kia Soul, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Tesla Model S, Tesla X, Toyota Rav4 and the Volkswagen e-Golf.

Check out EVgo here - https://www.evgo.com/

Learn more about this WSDOT project and others like it here - https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Funding/Partners/EVIB.htm

Learn more about Forth here - https://forthmobility.org/

About the author


Started Puget Sound Solar in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. Achieving NABCEP certification in 2004, Jeremy believes that our customers often follow a path similar to the one he took, starting out with solar daydreaming, then progressing to education on the subject, and eventually leading to action. In addition to leading the company he also does some teaching and speaking engagements about various aspects of solar energy, and experiments relentlessly with various solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle projects.

Jeremy Smithson

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