Allego will provide charging at Radisson hotels
The Dutch charging infrastructure specialist, Allego, has agreed with the Radisson Hotel Group to provide the charging infrastructure for electric cars at its hotels. It will provide and operate AC and DC charging solutions at more than 220 Radisson Hotel Group locations across Europe. The goal is for every group’s hotel to offer on-site electric vehicle charging to its guests by 2025.
How many charging points will be created at each of the 220 locations is not clear yet. However, the new partners already revealed their fast-charging strategy.
Radisson hotels in high-traffic locations will offer ultra-fast (150 kW or more) and fast (50 kW) chargers. In contrast, 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.
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. Charging will be offered with contactless payment via credit or debit card. Allego cites the services of ‘more than 150 European mobility service providers’ for billing via common charging cards.
“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 already concluded several similar contracts for charging points at corporate sites in Europe over the last few months, although on a smaller scale.
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 Germany. In addition, in selected locations, 300 kW fast chargers will also be installed.
Cooperation with NMBS/SNCB
In Belgium, Allego announced at the beginning of 2021 a cooperation with national railway company NMBS/SNCB. As a result, Allego will be rolling out charging infrastructure at 36 locations throughout Belgium. By doing so, it’s increasing its Belgian network to a total of 3 450 AC chargers.