High-power charging firm IONITYhas partnered with Village Hotels to build and operate a total of 380 ultra-fast charging points at all 33 Village Hotels in key locations across Great Britain.
The IONITY charging hubs will provide ultra-fast EV charging with up to 350 kW to hotel guests and the public. It is the largest partnership for IONITY in the United Kingdom and will include EV charging facilities using green energy for its hotel guests and health club members, as well as gaining additional revenue from non-hotel guests who stop off for a break or business meeting while recharging their EV’s batteries.
Nearly every IONITY charging hub at the 33 hotel sites will open with up to twelve ultra-fast DC charging points, with all operational by the end of 2024 as a phased opening approach will see the first sites go live as early as April of 2024.
IONITY’s Country Manager of UK and Ireland, Andreas Atkins, said: “Partnering with Village Hotels is an exciting milestone for IONITY as it expands the public charging network significantly for all EV drivers in Great Britain. This partnership brings us closer to our goal of ensuring EV charging is available to everyone as conveniently as possible across Europe, whilst providing access to fantastic amenities.
“The growth to IONITY’s network across Village Hotel’s sites will continue to improve EV drivers’ access to both long and short distance travel in the UK, without the concerns of range anxiety or charger queuing.”
Kelli Turner, Village Hotels Director of ESG commented: “We are delighted to be working with IONITY on this exciting project. As well as providing EV users with a hugely valuable service, and additional 33 locations across Great Britain, this is a significant moment for us as we move towards a more sustainable future and aligned with our Village Green vision that underlies our ESG Strategy. This partnership forms part of a wide-ranging plan that will see us reduce our environmental impact and set science-based emissions targets. Other crucial changes include a move to 100% renewable energy across all hotels by the end of 2023.“
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