Whitbread – owner of brands including Premier Inn hotels and restaurants Beefeater and Brewers' Fayre - has agreed a deal with Engie to deliver electric charging points in the UK.

Whitbread, which has more than 800 hotels across Britain, aims to install up to 1,000 GeniePoint Network rapid charging points, beginning with 600 committed during the next three years as part of its Force for Good sustainability scheme.

The hospitality company recently announced its commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. It will help support the British government's ten point green plan, with its emphasis on accelerating the transition to electric vehicles.

Access to charging points will be for guests as well as members of the public using Engie's GeniePoint Network. Engie will install high-power chargers which will enable cars to replenish in around 30 minutes.

"Electric vehicles are key to our plans to cut emissions, build back greener and kick start a green industrial revolution across the country," said UK Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng.

"Just as the government is accelerating efforts to support EV and battery manufacturing in the UK, we must also ensure the public can access high-power charging points at their convenience.  

"This fantastic initiative between two great companies will allow for stress-free electric vehicle charging when we are able to visit our favourite pubs and restaurants again; allowing consumers to charge up in record time, while encouraging others to make that all important switch to electric."

The roll out will include installations across the Whitbread network of brands including its Premier Inn hotels and restaurant brands including Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Cookhouse + Pub and Whitbread Inns.

The list of locations will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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Original source: https://www.whitbread.co.uk/media/press-releases/2021/26-01-2021