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Possible New Destination Charger in southern MD

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by TomServo, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. TomServo

    TomServo Member

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    I'm not a Tesla owner but I was staying at a Hilton Garden Inn in Dowell Maryland (near Solomon Islands) this weekend visiting my grand children when I spied three brand new Tesla HPWC at an addict restaurant (Ruddy Duck), while I don't charge my Volt away from home I know how important this is to Tesla owners. Here's a photo I took
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    I didn't see them listed on PlugShare or as a Tesla Destination charger. But I thought you folks would be interested. There was one MS charging while we were there, and of course one of the spots was "ICE'd" during our visit.

    Hope this is some value to you folks.

    Cheers
     
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  2. Thinkje

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    We were there on Saturday and talked to the owner of the Ruddy Duck. He's a big EV fan. It's not on the map yet because he still has some tweaking to do, but if you want to use one of the stations in the meantime, go talk to them inside the restaurant first.

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  3. TomServo

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    small world, when we were checking in we saw your MS parked. I also suggested to the Hilton Hotel that they consider installing some EV outlets, even a Level I at 4 MPH is better than nothing in many area's right now.
     
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  4. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Very nice....as more and more restaurant, hotel, shopping center, etc. owners adopt EVs for themselves, they will be very inclined to install charging at their establishment (because they understand). This is one of the keys to a growing destination-charging infrastructure. I installed an HPWC at my vacation rental which only happened because I am a Tesla owner.
     
  5. TomServo

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    #5 TomServo, Mar 30, 2017
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    We just received this e-mail response to my HH survey:

    Dear Patricia:

    Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. I am happy to hear you found the Hotel, overall to your liking.

    Great feedback, thanks Patricia. You are welcome to use the Ruddy Ducks electric charges, they are a sister property.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and see you all soon, have a great week!


    Sincerely,

    Brad Brown
    General Manager
    Hilton Garden Inn Solomons
    [email protected]
    410-326-0303 solomons.hgi.com
     
  6. EVJunkie

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    Did you tell them about destination charging? That they can get chargers for free from Tesla?

    Also was there any J1772 stations or just Tesla chargers?
     
  7. Thinkje

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    No, only Tesla chargers.
     
  8. TomServo

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    No those were PURE Tesla ONLY chargers. I asked the Hilton that they install Lvl I/II J1772 EVSE for the rest of us folks (and a Tesla can use that with their adapter). We need EVSE for the rest of us.
     
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    Tom, interesting yous say that because that is typically part of the Tesla Destination charging program. It is offered and they usually don't get installed if the location doesn't want them.
     

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