EV Charging stations Initiatives taken by Hotels
Electric Vehicles are the future as it reduces the emissions that cause environmental changes. EV are still cheaper than Petrol or Diesel cars. Therefore, hotels has taken initiative for EV Charging stations. Noshir A Marfatia Senior
Electric Vehicles are the future as it reduces the emissions that cause environmental changes. EV are still cheaper than Petrol or Diesel cars. Therefore, hotels has taken initiative for EV Charging stations.
Noshir A Marfatia
Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing
The Fern Hotels & Resorts
The Fern Hotels & Resorts, India’s leading environmentally sensitive hotel chain has tied up with Magenta, an Indian Charge Point Operator (CPO) company, to install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) across all its properties in the country. Magenta shall install, operate and manage DC fast chargers at over 88 Fern, Zinc by The Fern and Beacon hotels & resorts spread across 72 locations in India. This step shall help boost EV charging infrastructure across India & establish ecological footprints by these hotels.
Offering EV charging facilities to our customers fits well with the Fern’s commitment to promote environment friendly options at all our hotels for various customer segments. The Fern Hotels & Resorts will be future-ready and will be able to accommodate multiple EV vehicle users at its properties. EV charging facility for customers is already becoming a huge value addition for hotels on highways and cities. The customers utilizing EV charging solutions at our hotels will also be able to enjoy our Food & Beverages during the time their vehicles are getting charged.
These charging solutions are mobile application enabled (OCCP based) and come with numerous other customer-friendly features. These chargers can be located by EV users using the ChargeGrid application. ChargeGrid app provides a seamless experience from finding a charger to completing a charging session with online payment.
Our embracing the EV charging infrastructure will attract tomorrow’s guests ahead of time. And providing an EV charging facility will also build loyalty with EV customers for our hotels.
General Manager, Grand Mercure Gandhinagar Gift City
Being eco-friendly simply means changing your lifestyle and including initiatives for the betterment of the environment. Building a truly eco-friendly environment is just about taking some small steps to make the planet a better place for generations to come. The steps undertaken at Grand Mercure GIFT City include a number of initiatives like our in-house EV Charging station.
Currently, our country is riding the EV wave. According to data from the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, total registered EV volumes across all segments combined reached 3.13 lakh units in 2021. Retail sales of electric vehicles (EVs) clocked 390,399 units in the first half of the calendar year 2022. This represents a 333% year-over-year (YoY) growth compared to the 90,102 units sold in the same period last year. According to the NITI Aayog report, the country is aiming for a 30% market share in the EV industry by 2030. All of these figures show that India is steadily moving towards an EV revolution.
Keeping that in mind and ensuring sustainability is at the core of what Accor Hotels does, we installed an EV charging station at the hotel last year.
General Manager, Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway
The Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway is constantly on the forefront to adapt to the latest hospitality trends. We try implementing new trends that improve guest experiences and also create a positive impact on the environment.
As the demand for electric vehicles grows, EV charging stations are being offered in the hospitality sector for the convenience of guests that visit the hotel. Guests can now charge their vehicles while they stay or dine at the hotel.
As part of this trend and sustainable evolution, we have an EV charging station that guests can easily access at Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway. We have also planned the installation of multiple EV charging stations that will be fully functional before the end of the year.
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Hotel Manager, Novotel Vijayawada Varun
“Our hotel Novotel Vijayawada Varun has been in the forefront of bringing a positive impact in the Indian hospitality industry with Accor’s global sustainable development program Planet 21. Of the various activities practiced in favour of sustainable growth, we are proud to be the only hotel in the city to house a dedicated charging station for four-wheeler Electric Vehicles (EV). Through this, our esteemed guests now have the convenience of recharging their respective vehicles while they avail the hotels’ various facilities. The EV charging station holds 7 watts of power charging unit and is situated at the hotel’s basement area”.
Chief Engineer, Aloft New Delhi Aerocity
Switching to electric vehicles (EVs) or other eco-friendly vehicles is a key step toward reducing carbon emissions. By building a network of electric vehicle charging stations, we are dedicated to bringing about change. From plugging into a full charge at your convenience, we provide a seamless charging experience. By creating accessible infrastructure and technology, we are making India greener and cleaner. Marriott International recently partnered with CHARGE ZONE, a technology-driven EV Charging Network company to deploy EV charging stations across all its properties in India to minimise carbon emissions. We provide facilities like fast charge as well as smart solutions. The charge is INR 18/- plus taxes per unit. Guests can charge their electric vehicle without any hassle at Aloft New Delhi Aerocity.
The Westin Mumbai Powai Lake and Lakeside Chalet – Mumbai – Marriott Executive Apartments are among the first Marriott Hotels to install an EV charging station in their property complex.
The Westin Mumbai Powai Lake aims to take steps towards sustainability and protecting the environment by partnering with Charge Zone to install 100+ EV charging stations across Marriott hotels in India. This is in a bid to add value to our guest experience while also being relevant and mindful of the environment, in these changing times.
Under this partnership, Charge Zone has deployed a fast DC 60kW/120kW charging station with dual charging guns at the Westin Mumbai Powai Lake.
Designed to charge electric four-wheelers, these charging stations will be open to the public and users of Marriott EV fleet. Charge Zone’s fast DC charging points with the CCS2 charging protocol offers 80% charge in 90-120 minutes, depending on the EV’s battery. Also, these chargers have an additional facility of Type-2 AC chargers depending on the requirement.
The Westin Mumbai Powai Lake continues to be a leader in offering guest experiences that exceed customer expectations and setting benchmarks for Global sustainability standards within the hospitality industry.
Food and Beverage Manager, The Golkonda Hotel, Hyderabad
At the hotel we have installed two EV charging stations from LionCharge. One being a 24 kW DC charger and the other a 7 kW AC fast charger. Both use 4G/Wifi connectivity enabling quick and comfortable payment to our patrons. This value addition attracts EV driving customers motivating them to stay at the hotel. As a product it is an added revenue generating stream that also shows our commitment to providing a sustainable environment.
The hotel has earmarked two parking spaces specifically for EV vehicles and is looking for it to grow based on market trends. The city is currently seeing a boost in EV charging stations with India’s fastest public station a 120 kW DC charger setup in Hyderabad