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Eldorado Teams Up with Tesla Motors’ “Destination Charging” Program to Install Four Charging Stations at the Resort

RENO, Nev. (November 6, 2014) – The Eldorado Resort Casino recently installed dedicated electric vehicle charging stations in partnership with Tesla Motors’ “Destination Charging” program, which gives hotels, restaurants and resorts High Power Wall Connectors that offer more than twice the power of a typical charging station.

In addition to the two Tesla High Power Wall Connectors, are two 60 amp universal chargers to offer guests a range of electric vehicle charging options. Two of the spaces are also handicap accessible. All four stations are located on the ground floor in the Eldorado parking garage and are available to guests for charging on a first come, first served basis.

“The Eldorado is pleased to be included in the ‘Destination Charging’ program,” said Gene Carano, Vice President and General Manager of the Eldorado. “We are constantly looking for ways to improve our guests’ experience so working with Tesla to offer the charging stations as just one more amenity was an easy decision.”

Tesla has been installing high-power wall chargers at restaurants, hotels, beach parking and other locations that can send 80 amps of electricity into the Model S and add 58 miles of range in an hour. While that’s not nearly as fast as a Supercharger, which add up to 150 miles on Model S in 20 minutes, it’s twice as fast as the standard 240-volt chargers that can be more commonly be found around in parking lots and garages.

Tesla has been rolling these out quickly across the US as a convenience to customers. The company says hundreds of them have been installed since the program began this spring, with more coming online daily. Like the Superchargers, they are free to use for Tesla owners.

Unlike Superchargers, these wall chargers are designed for destinations. To make fully charging Model S practical, for example for weekend trips, high powered 'destination' charging is an ideal solution, replenishing Model S’ full 265 miles of range in just 4 to 5 hours.

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