In probably little more than a PR move, Hyatt Hotels through an agreement with Tesla Motorcars has announced that it will install Tesla recharging stations at three hotels, stretching in an arc from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe.
This comes on the heels of our last post about the speed of recharge using a 220 V oulet.
Tesla apparently offers two methods of recharging its cars, either from a standard wall outlet which would take on the order of 24 hours! Or, if one uses these specially designed high amperage, high voltage lines, that Hyatt is installing, the cars can recharge in 3.5 hours.
Of note, the Tesla uses a 53 kWh battery pack which is why it takes so long to charge, an issue which will not be true for the Volt that uses 8 kWh out of a 16 kWh pack
Still, this news indicates the first hints about how a new national (and perhaps global) charging infrastructure may emerge as electric cars become commonplace.
I see some good business opportunities here.
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