The Frames pushes tourism and regional development boundaries even further with the installation of a Tesla 'destination' electric charging station at The Frames in Paringa just outside of Renmark.
As the first Tesla recharging point for accommodation in South Australia, owners of these prestige electric vehicles can now venture into the region, confident that they can explore and enjoy without risking their electric vehicles running out of 'fuel' whilst staying at The Frames situated on the Murray River.
The Tesla re-charging facility creates tourism opportunities for the Riverland by encouraging the growing sector of affluent eco-tourists to the region.
Cathy and Rick Emonds, The Frames owners, say that the Tesla 'Destination Recharging station' was part of the original design concept for The Frames which included numerous eco-consious aspects.
"Luxury accommodation doesn't have to be in conflict with an ecological mindset" says Cathy, "We designed and built The Frames to create a minimal ecological footprint."
Now the ability for Tesla electric cars to venture confidently into the Riverland will help boost that market here for all tourism operators in the region.
Tesla Fact file:
Driving range: 442 - 528 Km depending on the model
Acceleration: 0-100Kph 3.0 seconds - P85D with 'ludicrous' speed upgrade
Top speed: 250Kms per hour
Available in 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive models
Price Jan 2016: 70D in South Australia for $137,838 (includes $13,058 luxury car tax and $ 5,220 stamp duty)
Read more here: https://www.teslamotors.com/en_AU/models/