Allego has entered into a collaboration with Radisson Hotel Group to build charging infrastructure for electric cars at its hotels. Allego will provide and operate AC and DC charging solutions at more than 220 Radisson Hotel Group locations across Europe.
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Allego says the goal is for every European Radisson Hotel Group hotel to offer on-site electric vehicle charging to its guests by 2025. The charging infrastructure provider and the hotel chain have not yet said how many charging points will be created at each of the 220 locations, but have revealed their strategy in the spread of fast chargers.
Radisson hotels in high-traffic locations will offer ultra-fast (150 kW and above) and fast (50 kW) chargers, while AC chargers will be provided for guests staying overnight or attending meetings and events. The high power chargers (HPCs) are also intended to appeal to shorter stay guests, who will be able to use the on-site restaurants or other “convenient amenities” of the hotels while charging.
Charging itself will be offered with contactless payment via credit or debit card. Allego cites the services of “more than 150 European mobility service providers” here for billing via common charging cards which is also to be possible. The rollout is expected to begin in the United Kingdom and Nordic countries, followed by other European countries such as Germany, France and the Netherlands.
“We are delighted to partner with the Radisson Hotel Group which represents a key partner for our pan-European EV charging network, supported by their attractive footprint and high-traffic locations,” said Allego CEO Mathieu Bonnet. “This partnership will allow us to bring our reliable, seamless charging experience and our pan-European network to a larger group of EV drivers and tap into Radisson Hotel Group’s well-situated network of hotels across Europe.”
Allego has won several similar contracts for charging points at corporate sites in Europe over the last few months, albeit on a smaller scale. In Germany, the Dutch charging infrastructure specialist Allego has started to increase the charging capacity from 50 to 150 kW at 40 fast-charging locations built as part of the EU Fast-E project. In selected locations, 300 kW fast chargers will also be installed.
Update 14 October 2022
The Radisson Hotel Group announces commissioning the first fast-charging station with a capacity of up to 150 kW at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany. The installation was carried out as part of the cooperation with Allego outlined above.
Since the partnership began in July 2021, Radisson Hotel Group says it has commissioned more than 510 charging stations at 141 locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In India, all of the group’s more than 100 hotels are to be equipped with charging stations in cooperation with technology partner Sunfuel.
The focus, therefore, goes far beyond Europe. However, Radisson also comes back to its European goals in the current communication. It now states that by 2025 “all European hotels in question will be equipped with charging stations for electric cars”.
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