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Charging stations installed at Hollywood Burbank Airport

In this file photo taken on Oct. 17, 2012, a road sign directing electric car drivers to a nearby charging station is shown in Sofia, Bulgaria.

In this file photo taken on Oct. 17, 2012, a road sign directing electric car drivers to a nearby charging station is shown in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Drivers of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles can now get their cars topped off at Hollywood Burbank Airport the next time they leave their vehicle there during a trip.

The airfield now has three dual-connector, Level 2 charging stations installed at the replacement parking structure in the valet area, said Mary Tromp, parking manager for the airfield, during a meeting of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.

The stations will allow for up to six vehicles to charge at the same time, with charging times estimated to be in range of two to six hours per car.

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The airport is advising Tesla owners to bring their public charging station adapter if they are charging their vehicle at the airfield’s stations.

They were installed last month by Burbank Water and Power and will only be available to valet users.

However, the city of Burbank is looking to install one DC fast-charging station, which is capable of recharging a vehicle in about 20 minutes, outside on the east side of the parking structure next year, Tromp said.

Those using the valet will have the option to have their vehicle charged while they are away. Those who agree to the service, do not have to pay for the electricity used. However, they will be charged a $5 fee, Tromp said.

During peak days, the airport can expect about 80 electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles using the valet service, which is about 10% of the cars parked in the valet area, Tromp said.

The airport had a soft opening of the charging service on Sept. 26, with full service starting this past Monday.

The city of Burbank installed the charging stations at the airport as a way to reduce pollution and encourage passengers to use alternative-fuel vehicles, according to a statement from the airport.

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Anthony Clark Carpio, anthonyclark.carpio@latimes.com

Twitter: @acocarpio

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