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Engie to install 600 EV chargepoints at Premier Inn hotels

GeniePoint chargers installed at supermarket giant Morrisons. Image: GeniePoint.

GeniePoint chargers installed at supermarket giant Morrisons. Image: GeniePoint.

Engie has secured a contract with Whitbread to install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints at Premier Inn hotels.

The company is to install 600 chargepoints across 300 hotels over the next three years, with these to form part of Engie’s GeniePoint network.

Sam Hockman, divisional CEO of futures at Engie UK & Ireland, said the contract highlights the “key role the hospitality sector can play to support ... the uptake of EVs” as well as the wider commitment to becoming net zero by 2050.

Guests of the Premier Inn hotels will be able to use the 50kW+ chargers, as well as members of the public using the GeniePoint network.

Installations of the chargers are to begin in March, with Enfield in London set to be the first location.

Commenting on the new partnership, business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng praised the companies for allowing "stress-free electric vehicle charging when we are able to visit our favourite pubs and restaurants again".

Last year, Engie announced it would be installing EV chargers for waste management company Biffa, with an initial 14 Alfen EV chargers to go in at Biffa’s sites.

It also announced that year the installation of thirteen 50kw+ chargers as part of a partnership with Bromsgrove District Council, with BMM Energy Solutions carrying out the physical installations.

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