Pre-bookable hotel EV charging piloted at Holiday Inn Express hotel
YourParkingSpace.co.uk and Atlas Hotels have partnered to offer pre-bookabke ‘Express’ charging.
The service guarantees availability, and is being piloted at the newly built Holiday Inn Express Bicester. Five charge points were installed as part of the pilot.
YourParkingSpace.co.uk plans to install a further 250 charge points over the next 12 months at properties operated by Atlas Hotels, who are the largest franchisee of Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK.
The charge points will be available for hotel guests along with all other EV owners to pre-book, a market which is growing rapidly.
Initially bookable via the GeniePoint app, the charge points will become pre-bookable alongside parking via the YourParkingSpace website and app.
Harrison Woods, managing director at YourParkingSpace.co.uk, said: “This is a great leap forward for the ever-increasing number of EV owners.
“Over the next 12 months we plan to open up a multitude of UK locations, with Atlas Hotels at the forefront of the roll-out, where EV drivers will be able to pre-book charging for their vehicle, removing the stress of otherwise finding and waiting for a charge point that is being used by another motorist to become available.
“YourParkingSpace.co.uk has ambitious plans to become a leader in the electric vehicle charging market, becoming a go-to destination for customers to find a charging point.”
Martin Coombes, Operations and Product Director at Atlas Hotels, said: “We’re very excited about this initiative. The experience for our customers begins at the start of their journey. The roll-out of electric charge points will help to eliminate both range anxiety for our EV drivers and the inconvenience of having to stop to charge either before or after their hotel stay.
“We also look forward to welcoming EV drivers who would traditionally not have stopped at one of our hotels, with Park, Charge & Meal deals a real opportunity to increase F&B sales alongside core room revenue."