If you have an electric car and are staying at The Croff House we are pleased to offer a new amenity: electric vehicle charging station! In preparation for our welcoming a new Nissan Leaf we have installed an electric vehicle charging station. Most of our guests are aware that we believe very strongly in protecting our environment. The Inn has been a member of the Trip Advisor Green Leaders program since it was initiated 5 years ago, and our recycling and water-use reduction efforts are an important part of The Croff House mission.
As individuals take steps to reduce their carbon footprint, automakers have made great strides in advanced electric vehicle development. Elon Musk of Tesla is a pioneer in the field, but most people found the cars being offered were way out of their price range. As the technology for electric batteries has evolved, as most technology does, hybrid cars (a combination of gas and electric) became affordable for many. SMART car launched an affordable “mini” all-electric car, but the range (the distance the vehicle could travel before needing to be recharged) meant that the car was only usable for shorter trips. Our 2018 Leaf is able to travel 155 miles before needing a charge, up from 75 miles for the 2017 model – doubling the range.
Gas versus electric: to fill a tank on a car similar to the Leaf would cost approximately $15. The cost to fully charge the battery on the Leaf will be about $4. So helping protect the environment and saving money at the same time just makes sense.
We’re very excited to be able to offer this new amenity to our guests. So the next time you’re up in Hudson bring an electric car and….CHARGE IT!