PoGo Charge announces partnership with Kew Green Hotels
The charging network operator PoGo has announced a new agreement with Kew Green Hotels to build 40 charging hubs at hotel brands including Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, voco and Courtyard by Marriott.
After the British charging infrastructure provider Swarco Smart Charging announced the development of an HPC charging network throughout England, Scotland and Wales under the name PoGo at the end of February, things are getting concrete within the framework of a partnership with the hotel operator Kew Green Hotels.
The cooperation provides for the installation of 200 charging stations for electric cars at 40 Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Voco and Courtyard by Marriott hotels operated by Kew Green Hotels. A mix of 200kW HPC chargers and AC outlets for overnight charging is planned per site. Construction is scheduled to start in the summer of 2023 and be completed by the end of this year. Charging power is to be sourced exclusively from renewable sources.
“We are delighted to be forming this strategic partnership with Kew Green Hotels,” said Eugenio Herrero, Executive Director of PoGo, adding: “The result of this partnership will be a major boost to EV drivers across the UK and a major benefit to the hotels in meeting the needs of their guests. We are excited to get started.”
“We have recently become Planet Mark certified and we are committed to making year-on-year reductions to our CO2 footprint. We are taking a very holistic view to make this happen, which includes a number of operational changes and initiatives that give our guests choices to be more sustainable. Providing access to EV charging will not only offer more choice for our guests but partnering with PoGo means we’ll also be able to extend this access into the wider EV driver community, something we are very keen to do,” added Chris Dexter, CEO of Key Green Hotels.
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