Guests at a top Edinburgh apartment-hotel who drive electric vehicles can now charge them on the premises. The Knight Residence in Lauriston Street near Edinburgh Castle, a multi award-winning complex of 28 luxury serviced apartments, has activated its Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station, donated by Zero Carbon World. Visitors with a plug-in vehicle can now recharge it while staying overnight.
Kevin Drummond of The Knight Residence commented: ‘We are very pleased to be supporting electric car drivers by installing a Zero Carbon World Charging Station. It is a great feeling to know we are now a part of a national network of locations offering reliable charging to drivers.”
For the past four years in succession The Knight Residence has been rated in the top 500 of more than 130,000 establishments judged by guests reviewing for Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company. It has also regularly won customer care categories at the Scottish Hotel Awards and last year was voted Scotland’s Best Employer in Hospitality.
Zero Carbon World donates Charging Stations to the hotel and leisure industry to support the development of a national charging infrastructure and encourage adoption of electric vehicles. The Station donated to The Knight Residence is a simple, robust and reliable device which can add up to 30 miles of range per hour.
“There are no restrictions to use ZeroNet,'”said Kevin Sharpe, Founder and Patron of Zero Carbon World. “You don’t have to be a member, subscribe, pay in advance or use a smart card to access electricity. Wherever EV drivers are, they can recharge while eating, sleeping, working or simply relaxing. “