The inauguration of the first EV charger at the Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport with Radisson Hotel Group and SunFuel Electric.
NEW DELHI- Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) has been a pioneer in action to reverse climate change and has always demonstrated a commitment to the environment. The group is building on its long heritage of sustainability through its commitment to setting science-based emission reduction targets and aims to achieve a net-zero carbon future by 2050. In keeping with this commitment, this World electric vehicles, Radisson Hotel Group celebrates the inauguration of its electric vehicle (EV) chargers in partnership with SunFuel to Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi International Airport. This is an extension of the Group’s partnership with SunFuel to enable electric vehicles in its portfolio of more than 100 hotels in South Asia.
The hotel industry as a whole has been keen to encourage the use of electric vehicles among travellers, especially given the boom in road travel to explore nearby destinations. Given RHG’s widespread nationwide network and presence in over 60 locations across India, it is a significant catalyst for road travel with a hotel every four hours. Thus, the Group is committed to providing an optimal typology of charging infrastructure in all hotels in India with the aim of reducing consumer anxiety.
This infrastructure will include 22 KWh Tier 2 AC chargers designed by SunFuel with technology from Siemens. These are the fastest AC chargers possible today, making this infrastructure future-proof. The initiative aims to reduce range anxiety among tourists, especially travelers eager to explore the length and breadth of the country in their electric vehicles. The group is proactively creating a visible EV charging infrastructure that will catalyze behavior change for non-EV users to choose an electric car for their next purchase.
Let’s talk about the initiative, Zubin Saxena – Managing Director and Vice President of Operations, South Asia at Radisson Hotel Group, said: “At Radisson Hotel Group, our guests are at the heart of everything we do. We are excited to begin this journey in partnership with SunFuel to provide electric vehicle charging facilities for our guests and do our part for the environment. We believe destination charging to be a big driver of consumer adoption of electric automobiles nationwide, and the launch of our charging facilities will reinforce our vision of a sustainable future and underscore our commitment to shaping the future of the responsible travel. customers as they can seamlessly ‘refuel’ at our hotels in India. There is a Radisson hotel every four hours, and we are confident this will solve the anxiety of EV owners.”
The inauguration took place in the presence of Inge Huijbrechts – Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security, and Corporate Communications for Radisson Hotel Group who declared “As one of the leading hospitality companies, our vision is to facilitate responsible tourism and travel. We do this with our own sustainability strategy and commitment to Net Zero, and by delivering sustainable value propositions to our customers, like this brand new network of Electric Vehicle Chargers. We are proud to play a leadership role in establishing a framework to develop sustainable travel, give back to nature and build a community of climate-conscious travelers.”
Speaking on occasion, Nitin KapourGeneral Manager of Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport said: “We are delighted to be the first hotel to install the Electric Vehicle Charger at the Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport and to unveil it on this momentous day of World Electric Vehicle Day. Along with many other ongoing efforts to minimize emissions carbon at our level, the RHG-SunFuel partnership is a small step we have taken in the direction of sustainability that will help make the world a cleaner, greener and healthier place.”
Calling its chargers “state-of-the-art”, Sudhir Nayak, co-founder of SunFuel Electric, mentioned that the design of the chargers was developed with the help of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (Department of design) and technology inside the chargers is powered by Siemens. He also mentioned that every Radisson hotel in India will be equipped with one charger each, to start with. However, as EV adoption increases, four EV chargers will eventually be installed in each hotel to ensure adequate availability. Elaborating on the SunFuel and Siemens partnership, he said: “Siemens is the technology partner for the EV chargers deployed by Sunfuel Electric in Radisson hotels. The SunFuel – Siemens partnership would support Radisson customers in a smooth transition to EV adoption by providing a reliable and scalable charging infrastructure. “
SunFuel nurtures a community of EV enthusiasts who travel together on E-Trails and Radisson Hotel Group will continue SunFuel’s EV Trails partnership in the future, offering EV travelers the same personalized travel itineraries when they stay at Radisson hotels. across India. The group envisions this partnership with SunFuel to further prosper based on Radisson India Electric Road Trip’s commitment to enable electric vehicles for every RHG property across its extensive nationwide network.