Green Energy Times staff article
Driving a Tesla is getting easier in New Hampshire with the addition of new charging stations. A number have popped up at rest areas on major highways such as I-93. The charging stations in Hookset are to have twelve stations for Teslas and six for other production vehicles.
Other public access charging stations are being installed in more places across New Hampshire. This is seen as an investment in the future of the state. The stations help make tourists who have electric vehicles (EVs) feel comfortable as they drive to or through the area.
Some businesses are also leading in installing charging stations. Hay Creek Hotels is offering drivers of Teslas and other EVs a chance to plug in while they spend the night or dine. All their properties, including four in New Hampshire, four in Maine, and one each in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Virginia, have been equipped with charging stations. Different types of charging units are being installed for different types of EVs.
Hay Creek Hotels has had an environmental focus since its inception, in 2005. The management of the chain has been very aware of a need for more charging stations, and by having them installed at the hotel properties, customers are provided an important amenity, and owners of EVs can have more enjoyable visits.
“We are proud to be able to offer this amenity to our travelers,” Norman MacLeod, President and CEO of Hay Creek Hotels, explained. “We continue to seek ways to surprise and delight our guests, and hope these charging stations make them feel at home, while providing us with an opportunity to contribute to the environment. We’re pleased to be able to offer Tesla stations at so many of our properties.” Noting that the management of Hay Creek Hotels is very aware of high-tech solutions that are environmentally friendly, especially when they can be of service to guests, he also said, “Additional electric charging stations will be available for all other electric vehicles as well.”
The charging stations at the Hay Creek Hotels will be available throughout the year as a convenience for guests. Their locations will be programmed into the GPS systems of all Teslas.
The Hay Creek Hotels’ charging stations can be found at the following locations:
- Ethan Allen Hotel, Danbury, CT
- Orchards Hotel, Williamstown, MA
- Beach House Inn, Kennebunkport, ME
- Breakwater Inn, Kennebunkport, ME
- Yachtsman Lodge & Marina, Kennebunkport, ME
- Eagle Mountain House, Jackson, NH
- The Exeter Inn, Exeter, NH
- The Wolfeboro Inn, Wolfeboro, NH
- The Centennial Inn, Concord, NH
- Oakhurst Inn, Charlottesville, VA
- Windham Hill Inn, Townshend, VT
More information on the Hay Creek Hotels can be found at www.haycreekhotels.com