Engie has secured a new contract to deliver 1,000 electric vehicle charging points across Premier Inn hotels in the next three years.
It’s the biggest roll-out of high power EV chargers in the UK hospitality sector, according to the charging point provider.
Engie will install GeniePoint charging points at 300 Premier Inn hotels over the next three years. The first installation will be in Enfield, when the roll-out begins in March.
Access to the charging points will be for hotel guests, as well as members of the public using the GeniePoint Network. The company will install 50kW+ chargers that use 100% renewable energy.
Simon Leigh, procurement director at Premier Inn, said: “Electric vehicles are one of the ways in which the UK strives for a greener future and we’re pleased to help drive this goal forward with what we believe is the UK’s biggest roll-out of rapid charging points to date.
“We know that ‘range anxiety’ is a real concern for many of our guests who own electric cars. Knowing that in many locations they will soon be able to arrive and have access to a high-speed charge point to quickly refuel their car while they relax and refuel themselves will be a great source of comfort.”
Sam Hockman, divisional CEO – Futures at Engie UK & Ireland, added: “This important move by Whitbread highlights the key role the hospitality sector can play to support not only the uptake of EVs, but also the UK's wider commitment to become net zero by 2050."