UK hotels to install chargers

Novotel and Ibis hotels in the UK will this year begin installing electric vehicle charging points which will be available to guests free of charge.

The announcement was made by AccorHotels, a French hotel operator of nearly 3,800 hotels worldwide.

Accor is collaborating with Chargemaster on the installation, and says the power points will incorporate the latest technology enabling drivers to replenish their vehicle batteries – either 7kw or 22kw – in one hour. They can charge both 7-kilowatt and 22-kilowatt batteries.  

Accor managing director for the UK and Ireland, Thomas Dubaere, said that AccorHotels recognises that some of its customers are embracing low-emission vehicles and, consequently, charging points would be installed at its affiliated premises across the UK.