As a continuation of its commitment to support e-mobility and expand its network of 510+ electric car-charging stations across the EMEA region, Radisson Hotel Group announces the launch of its first ultra-fast Electric Charging Hub in partnership with Allego.
First announced in July 2022, Radisson Hotel Group’s strategic partnership with Allego has exponentially grown its Green Mobility network of ultra-fast and regular (AC) charging solutions for electric vehicles to over 220 Radisson Hotel Group locations and over 510 chargers across Europe. the Group has partnered with Sunfuel in India, to install EV chargers in its national portfolio of over 100 hotels.
as part of the Group’s new, revamped automotive value proposition in Frankfurt, Germany, The first ultra-fast Electric Charging Hub was unveiled on 23rd September with an aim to meet the evolving needs of automotive clients for their events and those of their eco-minded consumers. One of the talked about features is that the ultra-fast charging point takes approximately 20 minutes to charge a car, a time which could be used by a consumer for running errands, consuming meals etc.
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Ulf Schulte, Managing Director DACH at Allego comments: “We are very pleased to offer ultra-fast charging at Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankfurt. Charging infrastructure is a true asset and boosts the attractiveness of every single hotel. Overall, Radisson Hotel Group is leading the way in offering charging solutions to all guests and visitors, and we are proud to be their partner.
In addition to the existing overnight AC charging points, the 150 kW Hyper Charger or HPC is also accessible 24/7 and uses 100% green energy. All chargers will of course be integrated into the pan European Allego charging network offering access to all EV drivers without compromise. Whether you are there for a business meeting, a short break, or an overnight stay, your car will be fully charged when you hit the road again.”
Automakers are not only focusing on what customers demand and integrating those sustainable practices in the design and manufacturing of their vehicles, but also in their marketing strategy. The reason behind this could be that nearly two-thirds of consumers are now sustainability-minded drivers.
Radisson Hotel Group is considered a global leader in green mobility and sustainability. It since has been an active influencer in the travel and hospitality industry to expand green travel options as part of its commitment to decarbonize the business and achieve net zero by 2050.
As the first hotel group to launch a global 100% Carbon Neutral meetings program, which “automatically offsets the carbon footprint of every single event and meeting held at any of its hotels by supporting projects that help reverse climate change and support sustainable development in partnership with First Climat” Radisson Hotel Group has a long-standing history as a sustainability pioneer. One of the many achievements of this group is that it achieved a 30% reduction in carbon emissions and has offset 30,300 tons of carbon since 2019 over the past decade.
Inge Huijbrechts, Global Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications at Radisson Hotel Group said: “With consumer demand for Electric Vehicles (EV) expected to grow fourfold by 2025, electric vehicles will become the dominant powertrain in the next decade. At Radisson Hotel Group, we support this shift by providing green mobility solutions at our hotels.
Today, we already have more than 510 electric car charging posts at 141 hotels in EMEA, and we set an ambitious target of bringing EV charging solutions to all eligible European properties by 2025. In India, we aim to equip all 100+ Radisson Hotel Group properties with EV charging stations. Almost 25% of our hotels offer exclusively green taxi solutions with hybrid or electric vehicles for guests travelling to events and meetings.
We can help drive the e-mobility movement forward by providing automotive brands with everything they need for sustainable events, starting with the right EV charging solution for each location.”