As any fan of The Jetsons will tell you, many people of a certain age grew up thinking we’d have flying cars and our own personal jet-packs by now. “The year 2000” sounded so futuristic. But Y2K came and went without fanfare; we all have tiny, portable computers; and yes, I guess Skype is a “video phone.”
Modern technology is ubiquitous and expected. Yet, while we of course have free wi-fi service here at The Brampton, we don’t have cable television. Virtually all of our guests don’t mind (some even welcome) that fact, and we are kind of proud of it in a way. However, very soon we will have a modern amenity that is truly unique, and it just may surprise you.
The old carriage house, the one built in 1860, the one meant to protect carriages that were PULLED BY HORSES, will now house 2 Tesla Supercharging Stations! Yes, you can drive your Tesla to the Brampton and not worry about how you’ll get to your next destination. Do you drive a different electric car? Not a problem. There will also be an adapter that will allow other electric cars (Leaf, Volt, etc.) to charge up. We do not discriminate. Tesla Motors has teamed up with Select Registry in forming its “Tesla Destination Charging” program: a network of hotels, inns, resorts and restaurants all with charging stations, allowing electric car drivers to travel about the country with a larger measure of freedom. More than 160 member properties are participating, making it easier than ever for electric car drivers to take a trip and not worry about running out of power.
This is one amenity that won’t be found just anywhere. And one with likely the most unusual and ironic placement. The nearest charging station is about an hour away in Newark, DE, and they are most often found at car dealerships or rest stops. Not a 155 year old carriage house! Even if you don’t drive an electric car, surely it will be an interesting thing to see. Especially if there’s an actual Tesla attached to it at the time. Seems a fitting announcement to end “Earth Month”. . .but every day is Earth Day here at the Brampton!
So you heard it here first. Or maybe you read it in this Bloomburg article from early March. Either way, we are excited about it and can’t wait for our first electric car driving visitors!!