AACA Museum Announces Tesla Charging Station

AACA Museum Announces Tesla Charging Station
In Celebration of National Drive Electric Week

Hershey, PA (September 16, 2014). National Drive Electric Week, September 15-21, 2014, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. During this week, The AACA Museum in Hershey is excited to announce the addition of an electric vehicle charging station courtesy of Tesla Motors that will be onsite here at the AACA Museum in the near future.

The AACA Museum is working with Tesla to install a dedicated charging station that will include two (2) Tesla High Power wall connectors with 100 amps of a single phase power per unit and one (1) Clipper Creek HCS-40 connector – up to 40 amps of single phase power which can be used by any electric vehicles on the road.  Destination Charging will be targeting amenities such as hotels, resorts, and commercially vibrant locations Model S customers will want to build trips around.  This allows owners to stop for a quick meal or other activity, such as a stroll through a current Museum exhibit while their vehicle is charging.  For additional information concerning Tesla charging, please visit http://www.teslamotors.com/charging#/basics

At the present time, the AACA Museum has received from Tesla the initial equipment needed for two of the stations and we are awaiting the arrival of the equipment for the third station. Once all materials are onsite, the AACA Museum will be contracting with an electrician to do the installation required for all three stations. The official opening date for the charger stations will be announced in the near future.

TESLA MOTORS was founded in 2003 by a group of Silicon Valley engineers who set out to prove that electric vehicles could be awesome. THE TESLA ROADSTER hit the streets in early 2008 as a sports car that can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and travel for 245 miles per charge. MODEL S arrived in 2012. A premium sedan that goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and travels for 265 miles per charge, Model S has received numerous accolades, including Car of the Year awards and a 5-star safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is the second step in Tesla’s “Secret Plan” to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility. MODEL X, set to enter volume production in 2015, is a crossover utility vehicle that blends the best of an SUV with the benefits of a minivan. As stylish as it is functional, Model X is a vehicle above category.
About the AACA Museum
The AACA Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s – 1980s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, children age 3 and under and AACA Members are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.