The South West’s leading hotel and health club has increased the number of electric car charge points so that an increasing number of guests and members can ‘fill up’ their vehicles during their visit.
The hotel and health club at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House in North Somerset has now added a number of Instavolt charge stations and is one of the first venues in the South-West to provide this service to its guest, customers and health club members.
The installation of these new EV charge stations is in addition to a trio of Tesla charging ports that were installed a few years ago on the back of a rise in electric cars usage.
These new units are available for any electric vehicle driver to use on a pay-as-you-go, no subscription basis. There’s no connection charge and all drivers do is simply tap their contactless credit or debit card and only pay for the electricity used.
Costing around £20 to £26 for a full charge, drivers will be able to add around 200 miles of range.
Mehmet Kandemir, general manager at Cadbury House said: “More and more of our customers and members are driving electric cars and with petrol costs spiraling the trend for electric cars is only going to get more popular.
“As a result we need to be able to accommodate our guest’s needs to charge up during their stay and the installation of these latest EV charge stations is in reaction to this growing demand.
“We’ve always been one step of the curve in terms of our offering and this again demonstrates our willingness and ability to react to consumer demands by providing the latest in cutting edge technology.
Over 61,000 electric and hybrid vehicles were registered in the UK in December 2021 and it’s this sales surge that has seen more and more demand for plug in ports at venues like Cadbury House.
Mehmet added: “We envisage this as only the beginning of providing electric car owners the facilities they need when coming here and look forward to welcoming EV car owners from across the country.”