Charge Zone Partners with Marriott International to Deploy Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Hotels in India


Charge Zone, a technology-driven electric vehicle charging network company, today announced that it has partnered with Marriott International to deploy electric vehicle charging stations at all of its properties in India.

As part of the partnership, Charge Zone started with the first opportunity and installed a DC 60kW/120kW fast charging station with two charging guns at the Westin Mumbai Powai Lake and will complete the installation of over 100 EV chargers in a phased manner by December 2022. This initiative is also part of Marriott’s commitment to sustainable operations and the creation of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure worldwide, it said in a press release. .

Designed to charge e-4w, these charging stations will be open to the public as well as users of Marriott’s electric vehicle fleet. Charge Zone charging stations are Rapid DC charging points with the CCS2 charging protocol that provides an 80% charge in 45-60 minutes and a full charge in 90-120 minutes depending on the size of the EV battery . These chargers also come with additional installation of Type 2 AC chargers wherever needed.

Bhaskar Gurunath, Regional Director of Engineering, Marriott South Asia, said, “Partnering with Charge Zone brings Marriott International closer to its goal of creating electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at its hotels. around the world, which can be accessible to its patrons as well as to the general public. Range anxiety is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for a customer wanting to switch from internal combustion vehicles powered by fossil fuels to electric vehicles. Given Marriott’s presence around the world, we would like to play a part in alleviating this anxiety by providing chargers at our properties where road warriors can park and charge their vehicles as well as recharge while waiting for the vehicle batteries are charged.

Kartikey Hariyani, Founder and CEO of Charge Zone, said, “Our long-term partnership with Marriott underscores our commitment to building a convenient and accessible charging network in major metropolitan areas as well as Tier 1 cities and is a strong indicator the rapid adoption of electric vehicles across the country. In the long term, our goal is to extend the reach of electric vehicles to public and personal mobility and to explore more breakthroughs in the current electric vehicle landscape through our complete electric vehicle charging solutions. ”

As part of its vision to build a network of one million electric vehicle charging stations, Charge Zone has created an active B2B and B2C network for electric vehicle charging stations for fleet and retail customers. It has set up more than 1,450 charging points at more than 650 electric vehicle charging stations, serving around 5,000 electric vehicles daily. The company has also recently completed the electrification of over 1,000 km of national highways in India, installing a network of twenty (20) unmanned, app-driven Superfast EV charging stations along the highway. national Gujarat-Maharashtra, she added.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 11:54 a.m. IST


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