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Plugged-in Hotel of the Year – the search is on with the Electric Vehicle Association Scotland

Mon 16 May 22

The Electric Vehicle Association Scotland is on the hunt for the country’s top ‘plugged-in’ hotel which it will honour at a major presentation event in 2023.

In its search for the most forward-looking hospitality businesses, EVA Scotland has been joined by Hotel News Scotland –  the online media platform that showcases the amazing work being done by hotels and others in the country’s hospitality sectors – to increase the awareness of the challenges they face as EV ownership rapidly expands.

EVA Scotland recognises the important contribution that the hospitality sector makes, not only to the successful transition to all electric transportation, but also to the future expansion of tourism and travel industries and the overall economy of Scotland.

EVA Scotland’s Chief Operating Officer, Laura Robinson said: “Recently, we issued a call for Scotland’s hospitality industry to go that extra mile and see the installation of EV charge points as an opportunity to boost business through the provision of this essential facility for guests and visitors.”

The Association is specifically focusing on those hospitality venues, including hotels, B&Bs, self catering businesses, restaurants and holiday hot spots the length and breadth of the country who are making the necessary investments to meet the rapidly growing number of electric vehicle owners who visit Scotland.

Laura Robinson continued: “Scotland has always been a ‘go to’ destination  for car drivers and their families and even more so now that pandemic restrictions have eased. With electric vehicle sales in Scotland rising at a tremendous rate – a 75% increase (year-on-year) in March – and with one in three cars on UK roads expected to be electric by 2025, hospitality venues are gearing up and installing more EV charge point facilities for guests and visitors… this must continue at pace.

“We are delighted to welcome Hotel News Scotland to assist in the development and promotion this initiative through its wealth of experience in a wide rage of hospitality sectors.”

Hotels News Scotland founder and Editor, Renata Fernandes will advise and assist EVA Scotland in a range of initiatives that will culminate in a major awards presentation event in September 2023. It will focus on recognising and honouring those in Scotland’s hospitality sectors who have made significant contributions towards the transition to all electric transportation.

She said: “Our objective has always been to provide not only holiday information for electric vehicle drivers but to inform and inspire hospitality professionals across the country to invest in the essential facilities expected in today’s changing holiday environment. There has never been such an important time in the development of the industry in looking forward and offering one of the most important elements that will be expected by visitors and guest in the years ahead… and that is the ability to charge their electric vehicles at the hotels and venues they visit.”

For further information contact:

Laura Robinson
Chief Operating Officer
EVA Scotland
Email: [email protected]

Renata Fernandes
Hotel News Scotland
Email: [email protected]

EVA Scotland Media Enquiries
Norrie Hunter
Tel: 07748686056
Email: [email protected]

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