The Orchard Inn Installs First Tesla Automobile High Power Charging Station in Western NC

Cutting edge technology will be an added amenity for Tesla owners at The Orchard Inn.

SALUDA, NC – (BUSINESS WIRE)The Orchard Inn, a 14 room Bed and Breakfast, on the National Register of Historic Places, and Member of Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America is excited to announce the installation of a Tesla High Power Charging Station. The Tesla charging station will provide a convenient and fast charging solution for owners of all Tesla Electric Vehicles as a complimentary amenity for guests of the Inn.

“We are always finding new ways to enhance our guests’ overall experience. By combining the leading-edge technology and the forward-thinking of Tesla with our commitment to providing an exceptional experience for our guests, we now have the ability to offer a high-tech, eco-friendly solution for Tesla owners traveling on the scenic roads of Western North Carolina” said Marc Blazar, co-owner with wife Marianne of The Orchard Inn.

“Driving a luxury car deserves a luxury experience, and we are pleased to provide that high quality experience to Tesla owners. Conducting business in as non-impactful, environmentally friendly manner as possible is always a top priority for us.  It’s a win-win for everyone,” added Blazar.

The Tesla High Power Wall Connector offers more than twice the power of typical charging stations, adding up to 48 miles of range to the Model S in just one hour. The Blazar’s have also installed a high power universal charger for all other types of Electric Vehicles, including the BMW i series.

About Tesla

Tesla changed the auto industry in 2008 with the launch of the Tesla Roadster, the world’s first highway-capable electric vehicle. Tesla is furthering its mission to drive down the cost of electric vehicles with Model S, the first mass-produced electric premium sedan.

About Model S

Model S is the world’s first premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle and has been engineered to elevate the public’s expectations of what a premium sedan can be. At the heart of Model S is the proven Tesla powertrain, delivering both unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience. With a rigid body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a remarkably low center of gravity, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a luxury performance sedan. Model S has received many awards and accolades during its first year on the market, including Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year©, AUTOMOBILE Magazine 2013 Automobile of the Year, the 2013 Yahoo! AUTOS Car of the Year, TIME’s Best Invention of the Year 2012, Consumer’s Reports highest score ever given to a car, and NHTSA 5-star safety rating.

With the most energy-dense battery pack in the industry and best-in-class aerodynamics, Model S has a range of 265-miles—the longest range of any production electric vehicle in the world. Tesla’s electric motor produces an impressive 443 pound-feet of instant torque, propelling Model S Performance from 0 to 60 in as little as 4.2 seconds. Sitting beneath the floorboard, the revolutionary Tesla powertrain creates a remarkably low center of gravity and delivers a thrilling driving experience. Paired with an aluminum body engineered for superior handling, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars.