A new deal between Tesla and Hilton will make electric vehicle charging far more accessible for visitors to the popular hotel chain.
Some 2,000 Hilton locations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico will welcome Tesla’s Universal Wall Connector charging points, with 20,000 chargers delivered in total.
It’s not only a boost for Tesla drivers experiencing range anxiety, but it will also ease the minds of all electric vehicle drivers, as an adapter will allow any EV to fill up its battery.
A study funded by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and conducted by the Associated Press–NORC Center polled 5,408 adults in the United States between January 31 and February 15, 2023, and found that 50% of respondents said a lack of charging infrastructure was a “major reason” not to buy an electric vehicle, while 27% still said it was a “minor reason.”
A hotel stay would likely be on the agenda for people traveling on long journeys across the country. Having a charging station at your accommodation provides an efficient solution to make that trip with fewer stops.
If those long journeys can be made while producing zero planet-harming tailpipe pollution, then that’s even better.