EVC has agreed an initial two-year exclusive partnership agreement with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, aiming to simplify the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). A combination of fast and rapid chargers will be installed across the hotel group’s properties, offering guests and other customers easy access to charging stations for their EVs throughout their stay.
According to Macdonald Hotels’ announcement, EVC will install the charge points on a fully-funded basis, covering the cost of installation and ongoing maintenance of the chargers.
According to EVC, this will be achieved by leveraging surplus capacity from building supplies and establishing new connection points as needed. EVC has identified each site’s specific requirements and capacities through grid studies and site surveys across the UK, ensuring the proper number and kind of chargers are installed.
Nick Ballamy, CEO of EVC, stated: “We’re excited to announce our partnership with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts to install EV charging facilities across their portfolio. This collaboration not only signifies their commitment to a sustainable future but also enables Macdonald Hotels’ guests to conveniently charge their electric vehicles while enjoying their stay. With this partnership, we aim to create a seamless experience for EV drivers, knowing that reliable and accessible charging facilities are readily available, giving them peace of mind when travelling.”
Hugh Cooper, Development Director at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with EVC to provide our guests with fantastic new charging facilities. It will greatly enhance the offering at our 30 hotels, giving guests reassurance that they can charge their EVs seamlessly, as they enjoy their time at our hotels, spas, golf courses, restaurants and other great amenities.”