Canadian hotels find a new way to charge guests

Sheraton installs EV charging stations at two hotels

December 8, 2010
by Purchasingb2b Staff

TORONTO and MONTREAL: Two major Canadian hotels are offering electric vehicle recharging to their guests and members of the public. Le Centre Sheraton Montreal and the Sheraton Centre Toronto have installed ChargePoint networked electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

“With today’s unveiling of the charging stations we are reaffirming our commitment to greener travel,” said Tony Dunn, general manager at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. “Both of our hotel properties are proud of a “4 Green Key” rating from the Hotel Association of Canada and we are focused on additional sustainable offerings.”  Michel Giguère, general manager at the Le Centre Sheraton added: “We are proud to be supporting the anticipated increase in electric vehicles over the next several years and see these units as a nice complement to our green meetings protocols and sustainability initiatives offered at the properties.”

The ChargePoint Charging Station is equipped with the industry standard SAE J1772 Level II connector and an industry standard Level I outlet to be used with all kinds of electric vehicles including cars, buses, Segway scooters and bikes. ChargePoint networked EV charging stations are managed by the ChargePoint Network and provide EV drivers the ability to locate and navigate to charging stations and detect charging station availability from any smart phone or web browser. The ChargePoint Network also facilitates EV trip mapping, driver billing, 24/7 driver assistance, and greenhouse gas and energy savings (kWh) measurement.