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Co. Kerry's Ballygarry Estate Becomes First Irish Hotel To Have A Tesla Supercharging Station

By Dave Simpson

Co. Kerry's Ballygarry Estate Hotel & Spa has become the first Irish hotel to have a Tesla supercharging station.

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Ballygarry Estate Hotel & Spa stated, "Ballygarry Estate Hotel & Spa in Co. Kerry are proud to be the first Irish hotel to have a Tesla Supercharging Station onsite. After a collaboration with the world leaders in Electric Vehicles (EVs) the management agreed a ten year deal.

"With sustainability at their core, the team at Ballygarry Estate were delighted to partner with Tesla as it saw the hotel reach yet another environmentally beneficial milestone. The opportunity aligned perfectly with Ballygarry's sustainability ethos, along with their recent transition into an Estate thus making it an ideal partnership for all.

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"The superchargers are the world's fastest electric vehicle charging available, of which there are only five in Ireland. They can charge an EV to full battery in 45 minutes, in comparison to a domestic charging facility which can take up to 12 hours."

Hotel Manager Statement

Hotel manager Thys Vogels stated, "This partnership aligns perfectly with our values around sustainability and our shift towards Ballygarry Estate. We are delighted to partner with Tesla and be a market leader with regard to EV charging. There is a quantum shift to EVs and we are in the process of changing one full car park over to this. Tesla drivers align demographically with what Ballygarry has to offer. In addition to this we are already seeing the benefits with guests dining whilst charging as this new station saw EV owners park their car and grab a quick bite of lunch before embarking on their next journey."

"Interesting And Exciting Prospects Lie Ahead"

Ballygarry Estate & Spa added, "Undoubtedly, interesting and exciting prospects lie ahead for this progressive and environmentally conscious future at Ballygarry."

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