Hilton to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program to Over 100 Properties

By Jesse Sokolow on 8 October 2015
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The Waldorf Astoria lobby

The Waldorf Astoria lobby

Hilton Worldwide announced plans to expand the number of hotels offering charging stations for electric vehicles to 50 by the end of 2015 and to 100 by the end of 2016. The charging stations support all EVs.

One of the first hotels in the program was the Hilton McLean, in Virginia. Now the program includes properties across the country from New York to Los Angeles including the Waldorf Astoria in New York, the DoubleTree in Durango, the Hampton Inn in Reno, and the Hilton Los Angeles Airport.

Hilton is providing the charging stations to hotel owners at no charge. The hotel itself would be responsible for the cost of installation plus electricity bills once it’s up and running.

“Our goal is to support our guests in their travels no matter what technology they’re using,” said Jim Holthouser, the hotelier’s executive vice president for global brands. Hilton said it will expand the program to hotels outside the United States as well but did not disclose specific plans.

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