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Monday, November 02, 2015 - 12:28:52

Brevard College teams up with Tesla Motors:
Tesla Destination Charging now offered on campus

BREVARD – Brevard College has teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide an increasingly desirable amenity to the Brevard community: Tesla Destination Charging. The College will unveil one of its two Tesla Electric Vehicle charging stations on Monday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m. at its official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Photo (L-R): BC Geology Professor Jim Reynolds, Bob Harris - Black Bear Solar Institute, SGA President Steve Olson, Brevard resident and EV owner Jim Hardy, and VP of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Scott Sheffield conduct official ribbon-cutting.

Brevard College is now the first College or University in the U.S. to offer Tesla High-Speed High-Power Wall Connector and standard J1772 units for free public-access Electric Vehicle charging and is the first location in Transylvania County to offer EV charging stations. Tesla High Power Wall Connectors add 58 miles of range per hour to Model S, charging the vehicle overnight and replicating the convenience Tesla owners are accustomed to at home.

“Brevard College is constantly finding new ways to reduce our carbon footprint,” said BC President David Joyce. “By combining leading-edge technology and the forward-thinking of Tesla with our commitment to being a leader for higher education in the environmental movement, we now have the ability to offer the Brevard community a seamless and convenient charging experience.”

The College joins a rapidly growing network in Tesla’s Destination Charging Program. Tesla partners with hotels, resorts, colleges and universities around the world to offer High Power Connectors. Model S offers 270 miles of range on a single charge so the High Power Wall Connector can easily top off the Tesla in just a few hours.

Brevard College will soon be hosted along with other Tesla Destination Charging locations on Tesla’s interactive webpage and will be GPS located on Model S navigation through a free software update sent wirelessly to the car. Tesla owners will be able to use the Model S 17” touchscreen to easily plan trips and locate the chargers at the College.

Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA) goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles, as well as renewable energy storage. Tesla has delivered more than 90,000 electric vehicles to customers worldwide.

Brevard College is committed to an experiential liberal arts education that encourages personal growth and inspires artistic, intellectual, and social action.



(L-R) BC Geology Professor Jim Reynolds, Bob Harris - Black Bear Solar Institute, SGA President Steve Olson, Brevard resident and EV owner Jim Hardy, and VP of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Scott Sheffield prior to ribbon-cutting



BC SGA President Steve Olson with students after ribbon-cutting


Photos courtesy of Brevard College



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