On holiday with your electric car
Driving anywhere in Spain in your electric vehicle is no longer a problem. Whether it be to the beach or in the mountains, there are more hotels than ever offering charging points.
Electric vehicles have proven to be the best option for getting around town and for making all types of daily trips. Nevertheless, they are also the best travel companion. The distance and destination do not matter; with an increasing number of charging points around Spain, there is no excuse for not using your electric car to go on holiday.
There is always a charger nearby if you’re on the coast or in the mountains or even in the historic quarter of a city, so you never have to get waylaid. The same as with a conventional vehicle, but without the noise, fumes and access restrictions. A sustainable choice of car, which a large number of hotel establishments have decided to support in the belief that offering a charging service is a great way of attracting and above all gaining the loyalty of guests.
Car makers and the tourist sector have joined forces to ensure electric vehicle owners can get anywhere, irrespective of how remote the location is.
And to make sure battery charging is problem-free, the specialist website chargehotels.com provides a list of every hotel offering this service in Spain and Europe. The website can be used to conveniently and easily plan a trip and book a charging point. Information is also provided on the power rating and number of plugs available at each establishment. The website has over 150 hotels registered.
“Hotels are an ideal place to charge an electric vehicle while we relax, so the existence of charging points is now a key factor for all electric vehicle owners when searching for and choosing accommodation”, chargehotels.com points out on its website. “It is also the best option for hotels to attract the whole community of electric vehicle users”, the specialist website says.
The electric vehicle giant Tesla also has a destination charging programme in partnership with numerous types of properties and establishments to ensure charging points are available at major tourist locations. Most of these charging points are suitable for all types of vehicle. Consult this site for details of where to find one.
A stop en route or at your destination
It is also now possible to enjoy the beauty of the stunning buildings of the Paradores hotel chain with your electric vehicle. The operator that manages these state-owned establishments already offers around 40 charging points at its hotels across every autonomous community. A magnificent choice, whether it be as a holiday destination or a stop en route to charge your vehicle while enjoying the local gastronomy in a parador’s restaurant.
Leading hotel chains such as NH, Meliá and B&B also provide charging points at many of their establishments. In B&B’s case, all its hotels in Spain and Portugal offer this service for plug-in vehicles. “We have always backed the electric car because we are convinced the world needs to be more sustainable”, said the firm’s Chief Executive, Jairo González, in a recent interview. “We are therefore going to install two chargers at all our hotels with car parks”.