If you’ve ever flown into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) then you know that it was designed to be a monumental pain in the ass. Transportation is a nightmare and parking, as with most big city airports is ungodly expensive, unless that is, you own an electric car. Apparently if you own an electric vehicle you get the wonderful perk of parking for free for up to 30 days – that’s right I said free! Not only does it not cost you a nickle but they provide you with charging stations as well. That means if you go away on extended business travel that you could save up to $900.00 depending on where you used to park in the airport. Not to shabby right? Originally there was some talk of cars like the Chevrolet Volt not being allowed to park in these designated lots due to the fact that they weren’t 100% electric, but apparently the folks at LAX have let them slide.
This is a great perk for those with EV’s, but honestly I think that it’s going to be short lived. You see whenever a business (and make no mistake LAX is a business) see’s that they’re losing money, that perk and or giveaway will generally meet its demise once the bean counters find out. I mean sure, there’s definitely a possibility that I could be wrong about this, but I betcha’ that within’ one years time EV owners will once again be paying for parking just like everyone else.