Tesla recharging at Abercrombie House

ELECTRIC: Christopher Morgan says Abercrombie House is the region's first Tesla electric car recharging station. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 040817pbtesla3
ELECTRIC: Christopher Morgan says Abercrombie House is the region's first Tesla electric car recharging station. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 040817pbtesla3

ABERCROMBIE House has become the first Tesla electric car recharge station in the Central Tablelands.

Launched this month, the site offers two Tesla connectors to the public. 

Abercrombie House owner Christopher Morgan said the recharge station was part of a world-wide roll out.

“My family has always championed the value of the visitor economy to the Bathurst region and the huge benefits it brings,” he said.

“We recognise that the success of heritage tourism for us, and for all heritage properties, relies on the ability of these properties to preserve and respect the past while at the same time as embracing the new.”

Mr Morgan said he was approached by Tesla one year ago to be the first Central Tablelands location with a Tesla car recharging unit.

“They considered Abercrombie House as an ideal location for Tesla because it has the heritage wow factor which would appeal to Tesla car owners as they enter our region keen to explore and experience our wonderful food, wine and heritage, and the many stories we have to tell,” he said.

They considered Abercrombie House as an ideal location for Tesla because it has the heritage wow factor.

Abercrombie House's Christopher Morgan

“It further shows how Bathurst is rapidly growing and developing as a vibrant and worthwhile destination which people want to come to, and because it offers all the great experiences we have to a new kind of visiting audience.”

Mr Morgan said the electric car recharge station will be a benefit for the wider community.

“There is a built in opportunity to take a self-guided tour of Abercrombie House and explore it while the charging takes place, or to go further and explore Bathurst,” he said.

The Tesla recharging station is a free service.