The Warner Leisure Hotels chain has installed electric vehicle charging points at its 13 hotels across England and Wales, developed by the charging specialist Rolec.
The â€˜pedestalâ€™ style autocharge charging points are the latest to be installed by Rolec after it installed a number of wall mounted units on behalf of BP at its Exploration Centre in Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex.
Warner Leisure Hotels has locations in North Yorkshire, North Wales, Suffolk, Hampshire, Somerset and the Isle of Wight.
The new charging points will be free to use for hotel customers, but have been installed with payment software to allow paid-for charging at a later date.
Rolec managing director Kieron Alsop, said: â€œWarner chose the Rolec AutoCharge pedestal due to its future-proof design, which enables it to be installed initially as a free-to-charge solution while being easily upgradable at a later date to incorporate one of our pay-to-charge solutions â€“ such as the industry-leading EV Charge Online network.
â€œEV Charge Online is growing by the day, with hundreds of public facing charging points already part of the network. We expect there to be thousands more within the next 12 months.
â€œHosts who implement our EV Charge Online system are able to allow EV drivers to pay-to-charge via mobile phone, using secure payment platforms such as PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.â€
Mat Finch, marketing director for Warner Leisure Hotels, said: â€œOur guests are seeking modern alternatives such as electric vehicles and we want to make sure that we are offering a service that facilitates this. We are very pleased with the Rolec charge points; itâ€™s a new, exciting direction for Warner and our guests.â€