Asheville Outlets debuts Tesla Motors Supercharger station for electric vehicles, Dec. 19

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From Asheville Outlets

Press release

Asheville Outlets is pleased to announce the installation of a Tesla Motors Supercharger station. Designed for the Model S, the Supercharger houses stations for eight vehicles and will be able to charge them in minutes versus hours. It will be located in the parking lot near the Dillard’s Clearance Center. Representatives from Asheville Outlets, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition and Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle (EV) Club will be on-site for the official ribbon cutting event, which begins at 1:30 p.m. on December 19th.

“For Tesla owners, it will make long-distance travel along the I-40 and I-26 corridors and from western North Carolina counties into Asheville possible. Amenities at the Asheville Outlets will help tourists and travelers enjoy their time while they charge,” said Joe Baum of the Blue Ridge EV Club.

Members of the Blue Ridge EV Club, an area group of plug-in electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts, will be on-site to help demonstrate how the station operates. The location at Asheville Outlets is the first Tesla Supercharger in western North Carolina, opening up the region to thousands of Tesla drivers. The charging stations are free for Tesla owners.

Tesla Motors vehicles currently have the highest electric range of any car in the world. These stations can provide energy for approximately 170 miles of range in 20 minutes, and charge to full capacity in 40 minutes.
Electric vehicles are steadily increasing in popularity in the region, leading to the need for more public charging stations. The Supercharger station will be an additional option at Asheville Outlets for EV drivers. There are already four Level Two charging stations on-site in the parking lot near the Banana Republic Factory Store. These stations are also free for shoppers who need to charge their vehicles.

Asheville Outlets

Real Brands. Unreal Savings. Save up to 70 percent off on America’s most desired brands at Asheville Outlets, an open-air lifestyle destination developed by New England Development. Located at the intersection of I-40 & I-26 at Brevard Road, Asheville Outlets includes close to 75 retailers and restaurants, featuring some of the most popular brand names. Visit Follow us on Facebook @ashevilleoutlets, Twitter @shopasheville and Instagram @ashevilleoutlets. For group tour information, email

And more from the Blue Ridge EV Club:

This Tesla Supercharger station has 8 charging bays suitable for the Tesla Model S and X. They are capable of replenishing approximately 170 miles of range in 20 minute and charging to full capacity in 40 minutes!

New Tesla Motors Supercharger station at Asheville Outlets
New Tesla Motors Supercharger station at Asheville Outlets

William Bruce, a BREVC member, will be demonstrating the first charge along with 3 other owners and their cars traveling from Atlanta, Knoxville and Kingsport! Anyone with a Tesla interested in charging during this event should contact Joe Baum at

All electric vehicle models are welcome to come out and be part of the display and engage with the public. There are currently four, free level 2 Chargepoint stations available at Asheville Outlets and several others at nearby dealers.

Please spread the word about this event. Here is the Facebook event public posting

Joe Baum
Blue Ridge EV Club affiliated with Electric Auto Association
Youtube channel: blueridgeevclub

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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