Photo Copyright Richard Lord, Sealord Photography

With​ ​the​ ​number​ ​of​ ​electric​ ​vehicles​ ​(EV)​ ​owners​ ​rising​ ​across​ ​Europe​ ​it​ ​is​ ​no​ ​surprise​ ​that hoteliers​ ​are​ ​recognising​ ​that​ ​EV​ ​charging​ ​points​ ​are​ ​becoming​ ​an​ ​amenity​ ​to​ ​be​ ​offered.​ ​​ ​The Hotel​ ​de​ ​Havelet​ ​in​ ​St​ ​Peter​ ​Port​ ​is​ ​the​ ​latest​ ​hotel​ ​to​ ​install​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​new​ ​generation​ ​of charging​ ​points​ ​for​ ​their​ ​guests.​ ​​ ​Easy​ ​to​ ​use,​ ​the​ ​EO​ ​charger​ ​offers​ ​connection​ ​via​ ​a smartphone​ ​app​ ​to​ ​allow​ ​the​ ​car​ ​owner​ ​to​ ​manage​ ​their​ ​charging​ ​needs.

Hotel​ ​manager​ ​Gennaro​ ​Festivo​ ​explained​ ​the​ ​reasons​ ​for​ ​their​ ​choice​ ​​“We had noticed the increase in interest in electric vehicles and had received enquiries about charging points at the hotel as it is ​our aim to always exceed our customer’s’ expectations it was an easy decision to install an EV charging point to allow both hotel and dining guests to be able to conveniently top up their charge. For us this is another step in reinforcing our green credentials and our commitment to sustainability.”

The​ ​charging​ ​point​ ​was​ ​supplied​ ​by​ ​local​ ​company​ ​Green​ ​Acorn​ ​Ltd​ ​and​ ​installed​ ​by​ ​AC Electrical Keith​ ​Hounsell​ ​from​ ​Green​ ​Acorn​ ​explained​ ​for​ ​islands​ ​and​ ​remote​ ​locations​ ​the​ ​EO​ ​Charger​ ​is a​ ​hassle​ ​free,​ ​fit​ ​and​ ​forget​ ​charging​ ​system​ ​and​ ​with​ ​increasing​ ​EV​ ​users​ ​on​ ​the​ ​island​ ​and visitors​ ​means​ ​they​ ​no​ ​longer​ ​have​ ​‘range​ ​anxiety’.​ ​​ ​The​ ​EO​ ​smart​ ​charge​ ​app​ ​system​ ​is fantastic​ ​offering​ ​a​ ​single​ ​access​ ​method​ ​rather​ ​than​ ​multiple​ ​cards​ ​and​ ​platforms​ ​like​ ​in​ ​the​ ​UK and​ ​Europe.​ ​​ ​For​ ​islanders​ ​visiting​ ​the​ ​mainland​ ​this​ ​means​ ​they​ ​can​ ​use​ ​all​ ​EO​ ​chargers​ ​and for​ ​visitors​ ​to​ ​Guernsey​ ​they​ ​have​ ​a​ ​dedicated​ ​smart​ ​network​ ​so​ ​no​ ​concerns​ ​about​ ​how​ ​they will​ ​charge​ ​during​ ​their​ ​trip.

Charlie​ ​Jardine,​ ​CEO​ ​and​ ​Founder​ ​at​ ​EO​ ​Charging​ ​explained​ ​their​ ​future​ ​plans​ ​for​ ​EV​ ​charging locally.​ ​​ ​”We​ ​are​ ​working​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​Green​ ​Acorn​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Channel​ ​Islands​ ​to​ ​build​ ​an​ ​open integrated​ ​network.​ ​We​ ​have​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​installations​ ​to​ ​follow​ ​and​ ​we​ ​at​ ​EO​ ​are​ ​very​ ​pleased the​ ​Hotel​ ​Havelet​ ​started​ ​the​ ​initiative​ ​​ ​and​ ​we’re​ ​proud​ ​to​ ​support​ ​them.”

Further information available: Keith Hounsell, Green Acorn, T: 07911 727000,