Novotel and Ibis hotels in the UK will this year begin installing electric vehicle charging points which will be available to guests free of charge.

Electric cars charging in Central Milton Keynes

The announcement was made by AccorHotels, a French hotel operator of nearly 3,800 hotels worldwide.

Accor is collaborating with Chargemaster on the installation, and says the power points will incorporate the latest technology enabling drivers to replenish their vehicle batteries – either 7kw or 22kw – in one hour. They can charge both 7-kilowatt and 22-kilowatt batteries.

Accor managing director for the UK and Ireland, Thomas Dubaere, said that AccorHotels recognises that some of its customers are embracing low-emission vehicles and, consequently, charging points would be installed at its affiliated premises across the UK.

Source: Bodyshop Mag

Comments (2)

  1. Dave Davies


    How about some accuracy.
    7kw and 22kw batteries. Wrong
    In fact you mean charge batteries at a rate of 7 or 22kw as the batteries themselves are way bigger than 7kw

    • WebAdmin


      I agree they worded their press release badly – it was presumably written or edited by someone who knows nothing about EVs! They also make the common mistake of mixing up kW and kWh – a typical battery is 22 kWh.

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