St. Regis Hotel installs Electric Vehicle charging stations for guests
December 30, 2013
For a century-old icon, the St. Regis Hotel is remarkably up-to-date with modern technologies, whether fully-digital in-room entertainment, docking stations for laptops or a fully-featured website allowing smartphone users to make and update their travel plan on the go.
Now, the hotel is getting ahead of the curve again by installing Electric Vehicle charging stations in its underground parking so that guests who driving Electric Vehicles can recharge their cars while they’re enjoying everything Vancouver and the St. Regis Hotel has to offer. The two simple, safe, charging stations will each be equipped with 100amp system compatible with all current Electric Vehicles.
While EV ownership still represents just a tiny slice of the car market--less than 0.5% of sales, one area that’s seeing strong growth is rental car electric vehicle fleets. With rental companies like Hertz Rent-A-Car. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Avis Budget Group, travellers will increasingly be able to make a greener choice when they’re renting cars.
“Vancouver really is the perfect city for Electric Vehicle use. It’s compact size makes range a much smaller issue than in city built on highways,” said St. Regis Hotel GM Jeremy Roncoroni. “We’re very pleased to be able to offer our guests of two EV charging stations in our parking area to help make the green choice much more convenient.”