Hyatt Installs Tesla Charging Stations at Three California Hotels

The agreement between Tesla, one of Silicon Valley's growing crop of green tech startups, and Hyatt, a global corporation with 753 hotels, shows just how much has changed in the way the world looks at electric cars.

Published: 31-Aug-2007

Electric car lovers willing to spend nearly $100,000 on the new Tesla Motors roadster will have some swanky places to plug it in.

Hyatt will install Tesla recharging stations at three hotels, stretching in an arc from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe.

The two companies announced the agreement Wednesday at Hyatt's Fisherman's Wharf hotel, where a handful of surprised
tourists watched Mayor Gavin Newsom take one of the gleaming, all-electric sports cars for a spin.


Acknowledging California's traditionally environmentally friendly attitude, VW's Electronics Research Laboratory collaborated with Hybrid Technologies ( to replace the original VW engine with an all electric drive engine powered by lithium polymer batteries.

News reports the company will soon divulge plans to sell an EV subcompact, powered by a lithium-ion battery. Pictured is a Colt concept vehicle.

Next generation electric car to be built in joint-venture with Japanese electric power companies.


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