Is there a website that shows a map of hotels that have charging facilities for our Model S?
I am looking in the Chesapeake, VA area for charging stations. I have found 3 Nissan dealers that will allow me to charge at their site, but the question is: what do you do while it takes 13 hours to charge to Model S? If I am staying at a hotel and charge overnight ... that is ideal. :)
Under Model S there is a thread: "Beyond Superchargers Road Tripping Resources" or something. There is wealth of information there.
With hotels you really never know these days. One member told a story that sounds like a fairy tale. He called hotel asking them if they would like to install a charger and they did so. Asked him for specs, bought a level 2 charger at Home Depot as per his specs and installed it. So make a call. It may work nowadays.
Also please do leave some comments about your experience, in the same thread, for other forum members to see.
I just pitched this idea to the General Manager of the Norfolk Marriott Hotel located in Chesapeake, Virginia.
This is a great marketing idea really. For about $5K, the hotel could install a Tesla wall charger and then post the info on PluShare.com, TeslaMotors.com etc. etc.
This is great advertising for them if you ask me.
Even though I drive an S85, I think it would better serve the BEV community to install the generic J1772 chargers. Since charging will likely be overnight, rate of charge is not as important.
This might be better advertising than being exclusively for Tesla.
I am hoping other hotels have done as Marriott has done: http://www.marriott.com/corporate-social-responsibility/electric-vehicle...
Very few EVs can travel far enough to need hotel charging. Unless they are hybrids, in which case they use gas for long distance anyway. For l.d. travel, right now Tesla is the only BEV in town.
I recently found this excellent location in nearby Newport News;http://api.plugshare.com/view/location/51249
It has a nice Marriott with several 30 amp charging stations in the nearby parking garages.
It's across the tunnel from Chesapeake but it is in the same general area.
Unfortunately, the Hampton Roads area is not well equipped with EV infrastructure.
When using plugshare.com from the web browser in the Tesla Model S you can filter by "hotels only" to find hotels with some type of charging capability (14-50, HPWC, or J1772). Or you can do it from any computer by going to tesla.plugshare.com