Connecticut’s First Tesla Electric Vehicle Showroom Officially Opens at Mohegan Sun

Environmental Leaders and Future Tesla Owners joined Mohegan Sun and Tesla to Celebrate the opening of Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Sales & Delivery Center at Mohegan Sun and the Expansion of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure to come

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 20th, 2023) – Mohegan Sun and Tesla today celebrated the Grand Opening of the all-new Tesla Electric Vehicle (EV) Showroom that comes equipped with a full Sales & Delivery Center. Attendees celebrated the opening, the new partnership and the environmental benefits that increased zero emission vehicles can bring to the region.

The new sales and delivery center is the first-of-its-kind in Connecticut. The Mohegan Tribe is a sovereign nation with its own laws, ordinances and governing services which allows for this addition of zero emission vehicle sales to join the Shops at Mohegan Sun.  Other jurisdictions which allow manufacturers to sell zero-emission vehicles directly to consumers have seen an increase in electric vehicle adoption which comes with cleaner air and better health outcomes for residents. The partnership will also lead to the expansion of charging infrastructure at Mohegan Sun.

The special occasion on Wednesday, December 20th also showcased some of the very first Tesla buyers taking delivery on their new Tesla at Mohegan Sun.

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“Opening the Tesla EV Showroom here in our Shops at Mohegan Sun, with a full sales, service and delivery operation, is the next chapter in our constant goal of creating unrivaled experiences across our 5.5 million square foot destination,”-said Jeff Hamilton, President & GM of Mohegan Sun. “This new partnership allows for a significant upgrade to our existing charging spaces as well, creating an enhanced amenity and more convenience for our guests and travelers throughout the region.”

The Tesla EV Showroom in the Shops at Mohegan Sun is open daily from 10:0am – 7:00pm Sunday through Thursday, and it is open from 10:00am – 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday. Visitors can now experience all of Tesla’s products, including taking demo drives of the Model 3, Y, S or X. Guests can also call 860-383-1101 to learn more.

“Tesla’s partnership with the Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun underscores their dedication to environmental sustainability,” said Rohan Patel, Tesla’s VP of Public Policy & Business Development. “As Connecticut’s first sales and delivery center of its kind, we anticipate a substantial surge in zero-emission vehicle adoption. The partnership will make electric vehicles and charging infrastructure more accessible to all residents of Connecticut. We commend the Tribe and Mohegan Sun for exemplifying leadership in environmental stewardship and look forward to our work together, including the development of local talent for careers at Tesla.”

Mohegan Sun’s collaboration with Tesla will also result in a substantial deployment of Electric Vehicle chargers throughout Mohegan Sun’s parking infrastructure.  A project commencing soon will install 60 new Tesla Universal Wall Connectors to be split across the Riverview garage, Summer garage and Winter garage, which are all connected to the resort.  These chargers will work with all electric vehicles so that everyone that may need it will have access to charging. Completion of this project is planned for Spring 2024 and should demand warrant it, Mohegan Sun and Tesla will increase the total past 100. The project currently projects to bring Mohegan Sun’s total to 75 chargers, making Mohegan Sun home to the biggest deployment of Tesla Universal Wall Connectors in Connecticut, and one of the leaders nationwide.

The grand opening celebration Wednesday morning also included comments from Lori Brown, who is the Executive Director for the CT League of Conservation Voters. Brown spoke to how this opening is a win for consumers, a win for the state and a win for the environment and the broader impacts that efforts geared towards sustainability can have.

Mohegan Sun and its parent company, Mohegan, is committed to the economic growth, tourism and community support in and around the regions it operates, and sustainability initiatives is a major part of that continued goal. Tesla will also collaborate with Mohegan to integrate local talent into its workforce development programs, which can provide Mohegan Tribal members and Mohegan team members with opportunities to learn diverse skills and technician training, potentially paving the way for exciting career opportunities with Tesla. Some members of the Mohegan Tribe are already a part of the Tesla team at Mohegan Sun.

The Shops at Mohegan Sun is a 130,000-square-foot two-story dining and shopping pavilion that connects Casino of the Sky to Casino of the Earth. Its breathtaking setting was designed by Rockwell Group and is home to exciting nightlife, award-winning dining and retail locations like COACH, Tommy Bahama, Robert Graham, LIDS, Athleta and Tesla.

The showroom is located across from the popular restaurant, Todd English’s Tuscany, with deliveries taking place nearby at Sky Valet. Test drives for popular Tesla models will also be possible around the resort. Momentum Dollars through Mohegan Sun’s loyalty rewards program (Momentum) will also be accepted for Tesla purchases in the coming weeks.  Some Momentum tiers will also have upgraded EV charging perks upon completion of the charging station project.

“Moving toward electric vehicles is a critical environmental goal for our state and this storefront is yet another important step in that progress. Congratulations on the new partnership!” -Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney (D-New Haven)

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