Tesla Motors and Hyatt partnership

Tesla Motors and Hyatt partnership

Tesla Motors and Hyatt partner to bring electrical charging stations into select Hyatt hotels.

From Tesla:

For some months we’ve been talking to the folks at Global Hyatt, the parent company of Hyatt Hotel chain, about a partnership through which we would install Tesla Motors charging stations in select Hyatt hotels. The idea from the Tesla side of the equation was to offer Tesla Roadster customers an added dimension to their ownership experience by making it convenient to take road trips, overnights, and weekend excursions to destinations that might ordinarily be impractical on a single charge. In fact, our customers have been vocal about their desire for fast-charging devices like the Home Charging Station (which comes with each Tesla Roadster and is installed in the owners garage) in public locations…

… In Sacramento, we had planned a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency (directly across the street from the State Capitol) and invited many of the politicians, policymakers, and various other political friends that we’ve made over the past year. The idea was to get everybody together for a group viewing of VP10, in particular to see how easy it will be to top-off a charge at the Hyatt. Jordan and I again addressed the crowd. This time our the guest speaker was Tom Cackette, the Acting Executive Director of the California Air Resources Board (known as CARB). CARB is the body that famously promulgated the Zero Emissions Vehicle Mandate in the early 1990s. You may be aware that we applied for and received a CARB grant this year to develop a commercial/public use variant of the Tesla Home Charging Station. In view of the fact that it will be these commercial/public use charging stations that will be installed in Hyatt hotels through our partnership, it was an excellent opportunity for us to thank CARB and the State of California for the vote of confidence in our efforts.

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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