AccorHotels rolls out first EV charging points
Provided through a partnership with AccorHotels, which owns the two chains, the charging points will be 22kW or 7kW units, the former enabling the Renault ZOE to be charged in an hour, though it’s expected that most guests will charge overnight.
Chargemaster CEO David Martell said: “This is a major step forward in the provision of destination charging in the UK. We expect hotels to adopt electric vehicle charging as a customer service in the same way that they have provided Wi-Fi across the board.”
Thomas Dubaere, managing director of AccorHotels UK and Ireland added: “We recognise that many of our customers are adopting low-emission vehicles and we need to provide charging points at our hotels to accommodate them. In providing a national rollout of this service, AccorHotels continues to lead the field in customer service and our commitment to sustainable development.”