Charging Into the Future
Did you know you can now charge your electric vehicle at the Boyertown Museum? In Summer 2018 the Museum unveiled 4 Tesla chargers and 2 universal chargers in the lot between our warehouse and Hafer Building along Walnut Street. The Museum had a ribbon cutting for the event and we are happy to report that nearly 100 people were in attendance for the grand opening. Both Quigley Chevrolet and Tesla brought vehicles for display. Tesla even gave test drives and despite having four different models on hand for people to try out, drivers still had to wait in line. It was also a thrill to have ten privately owned electric vehicles (Teslas, Nissan Leafs, and a BMW i3) parked in the lot, their owners very excited and supportive of the new charging stations.
The Boyertown Museum has a long history with electric vehicles. On display are several electric vehicles that are 100 years or older, including a massive Commercial Truck flatbed used to haul newsprint through the streets of Philadelphia from the 1910s to 1960s. The Boyertown Auto Body Works, the former truck body factory in which the Museum is housed, began building electric powered trucks in the 1960s—one of these prototype models from 1980 is on display in the Museum.
Charging stations at the Museum are free of charge. We hope you will come in and visit the Museum while charging up and take an opportunity to learn about your car’s ancestors.
Here’s a video that was done by PBS39 and talks briefly about the two new trucks we have that were donated by the County of Berks.
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Channel PH17 Visit the Boyertown Auto Museum and put together a nice segment about our Museum.
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Chevy Vega Exhibit on Display at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
Video: One Tank Trip