CQ Hotels Wellington General Manager, Olivier Lacoua introduces the latest EV facility to the range of services the hotel offers.

CQ Hotels Wellington General Manager, Olivier Lacoua introduces the latest EV facility to the range of services the hotel offers.

CQ Hotels Wellington is leading the way in sustainability in the New Zealand hospitality industry by being the first to install Tesla charging stations. This is an addition to the already existing eight electric car charging stations at CQ Hotels.

General Manager, Olivier Lacoua says it’s a no brainer to act now since Tesla electric vehicles has already arrived in New Zealand.

“As the number ofelectric vehicles (EVs)  in New Zealand increases, it’s essential for hotels in general to provide this offering to guests – either for those who are using their own EV to explore the city or have chosen to hire an EV during their stay. We are already witnessing a surge in electric cars on the roads so it’s important we offer this incentive to guests and also to follow our moral code and do good by the planet,” said Lacoua.

CQ Hotels Wellington also lead the way in 2015 in sustainability, offering guests electric bikes for hire, and worked in conjunction with Wellington based cycle hire start-up Switched on Bikes who run eBike guided tours of Wellington. The e-bikes get charged up using a standard power lead and plug. 

“We have had such a great response from guests using our electric charging stations and electric bikes.  The uptake of e-bikes has been hugely popular as we are finding most people find it a fun, easy and green way to get around the city and see the sites. And with the growth in EVs sold in the market, we’ve had guests choosing to stay at our hotel because they have the ability to plug their car in and charge it up with ease,” said Lacoua.

 

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