SECCA and Tesla Motors Spark Partnership
Do you consider yourself relatively green? If you’re driving a Tesla Motors Model S, you are about as green as they come. With a sticker price comparable to a modest home, the Model S represents a strong commitment to environmentally-friendly living as well as a cleaner, safer tomorrow.
Those driving electric cars need access to charging stations, especially if they plan to venture further than daily errands require. It takes several hours to “fill up” an electric car, so adding charging stations to a typical gas station is not an efficient solution.
To meet consumer needs, Tesla Motors has created a supercharger, which charges electric cars more quickly. In addition, the company is identifying places where consumers typically spend several hours and could charge a car for several hours while engaged in other activities. One such place was identified here in the Triad.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) has teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide a Tesla Destination Charging Station. Tesla High Power Wall Connectors add 58 miles of range per hour to Model S. The charging station is also equipped with universal charging capabilities.
SECCA joins a rapidly growing network of locations in Tesla’s Destination Charging Program and is the first art museum to have this charging station. Tesla partners with hotels, resorts, and restaurants around the world to offer High Power Connectors as an amenity for visitors, allowing them to charge their Tesla Model S at locations where they want to stay for several hours.
SECCA and other Tesla Destination Charging locations are hosted on Tesla’s interactive webpage and were recently GPS located on Model S’ navigation through a free software update sent wirelessly to the car. Tesla owners are now able to use the Model S 17” touchscreen to easily plan trips and locate the property.
In addition to the SECCA location, there is a standalone Tesla Supercharger located in Burlington at 3211 Wilson Drive. For a complete list of Tesla Superchargers and Destination Charging Stations, visit teslamotors.com.
By the time the price of electric cars fits the budgets of the average consumer, the Triad and beyond will be well-equipped to keep our vehicles charged and ready to get our families everywhere we want to go.