Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Limited is gearing up to roll out a nationwide sustainability initiative by catalysing electric vehicle (EV) adoption across cities.
All the brands under ASPHL (The Park Hotels, The Park Collection, Zone by The Park, and Zone Connect) are installing public charging infrastructure at the premises.
As part of the Company’s planet positive initiatives, ASPHL is working with Tata Power to incorporate these fleet-charging facilities for four wheelers, which makes the Group, one among the top hotel chains to adopt EV across the country.
Tata Power has developed a user-friendly mobile App, enabling EV consumers to locate charging stations, which can be booked in advance, or as required, including payment of the same. ASPHL’s hotels present in each city will also feature as part of this application across the country.
Half the world’s population currently reside in cities, which will see a drastic increase in another two decades. While cities occupy only 2% of the world’s landmass, the climatic impact and footprint are immeasurable in terms of energy consumption, and CO2 emissions.
In India, electrification in the mobility space will see a sustainable progress path and a dramatic surge soon (by the year 2030), impacting the transportation landscape. Battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will steer the future that will affect the economy, environment, and energy conservation.
Speaking about EV implementation, Vijay Dewan, Managing Director, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Limited says, “We have always worked towards sustainability through our five core areas for strategic action. By implementing EV infrastructure, we are taking this a step ahead in the direction of reducing carbon footprint and being sustainable.
With feasible, consistent accessibility of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), it will play a key role in making it easy for our guests to use the service and act as an added service benefit”.