Mountain Village: Tesla Supercharger Station, Gondola Garage!
The Town of Mountain Village is pleased to announce the activation of the region’s second Tesla Supercharger Station. For more information on Supercharger stations and to see a map of Tesla’s nationwide network of Superchargers, please visit tesla.com/supercharger.
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The new Tesla charging station in Mountain Village features eight Supercharger posts. It is located on Level 3 of the Gondola Parking Garage and now officially open to the public. Each of the chargers, entirely funded by the nation’s leading manufacturer of electric vehicles (EV), Tesla, can provide 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes.
The Town began working with Tesla on this project June 2017; construction began June 2021. The station was originally scheduled to open by Labor Day, but supply chain issues pushed the date.
“Though the global supply chain issues affected us here locally, we are thrilled to finally have this supercharger station installed and ready for the public to use,” said Transit & Recreation Director Jim Loebe.
There are already a handful of Destination Tesla chargers at Mountain Village hotels, but the Supercharger is designed to charge at a much faster rate.
Now that the station is open, it is listed on Tesla’s in-car directory for drivers to navigate to when they need a charge.
“The location of the station in Gondola Parking Garage couldn’t be more perfect. We invite Tesla drivers to plug their car in, enjoy our Village Market and other amenities and businesses in Mountain Village while their cars charge,” Loebe said.
While this new Supercharger station will benefit only Tesla drivers at this time, the Town has plans to expand its charging offerings to drivers of all EV brands in the coming year with new charging stations being developed in the Heritage Parking Garage and Meadows Parking Lot.
The Town was just awarded grant funding for these two projects through the Colorado Energy Office Charge Ahead Colorado program. Stay tuned for more information about that work.
Additionally, the town has two standard charging units for EVs on Level 2 of the Gondola Parking Garage.
“The Town is thrilled to be building more infrastructure to support electric vehicles as this is a huge step in reaching our goal of carbon neutrality by 2050,” said Business Development and Sustainability Director Zoe Dohnal.
ABOUT MOUNTAIN VILLAGE:
Situated at 9,545 in the heart of the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, Mountain Village was incorporated in 1995 as a home rule municipality and is comparably a world apart from other towns: it is innately spectacular, beautifully orchestrated and planned and overflowing with style, charm, and sophistication.
A state-of-the-art gondola transportation system connects the Town of Mountain Village with the Town of Telluride.
For more information, please visit us online at townofmountainvillage.com.
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