RAW Charging, one of the largest UK providers of electric vehicle charging solutions and infrastructure for the UK’s net zero future, is pleased to announce a new contract with Exclusive Collection, a collection of exclusive and independent country house hotels and spas across the UK , to install and operate electric vehicle (“EV”) charging for the venues.
• RAW has already installed chargers at five Exclusive Collection venues across the UK, allowing 30 vehicles to charge across the portfolio simultaneously.
• Pennyhill Park hotel and spa is the latest site to have chargers installed with five 22kW chargers and ten charging bays. The chargers offer both cable and socketed charging, catering for all EVs.
• The other venues include South Lodge and its spa in West Sussex, The Manor House hotel and golf club in Wiltshire and Lainston House hotel and Season Cookery School in Hampshire.
Exclusive Collection is a collection of exclusive and independent country house hotels, spas, a golf club, a cookery school, and a classic English pub, all situated in the UK. With an estimated 45% of drivers needing to charge their EV’s away from home, EV charging is a valuable addition to Exclusive Collections destinations across the UK.
At Pennyhill Park hotel and spa, RAW has installed EV chargers providing guests with the ability to reliably charge their vehicle whilst the enjoying the amenities of the hotel. Pennyhill Park has 124 rooms, two award-winning restaurants and over 20 thermal and relaxation spaces in the spa, offering the ultimate luxury holiday, where guests can indulge in the best, be at their best and release their potential.
As the UK gears up for the government ban of sales of new diesel and petrol cars by 2030, it is time for businesses to play a key role in delivering destination charging to help aid the transition to EVs. In 2022, the sale of EVs overtook diesel cars for the first time in the UK, with more EVs on the roads than ever before. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders are calling for more EV chargers to be installed and RAW is driving the change, installing chargers across sites in the UK including at Exclusive Collection sites. Going into 2023, the UK will become more reliant on destination charging which is a convenient, affordable and reliable way for drivers to charge up whilst away from home.
RAW has recently launched charging facilities at a large number of hospitality and retail sites across the UK as landlords seek to provide their customers with EV charging facilities. This roll-out of EV chargers includes the largest new EV charging hub in London at Brent Cross, the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York, and plans for a new ChargeYard in Oxford as part of a sponsorship with Oxford City Football Club, RAW has also launched the Charge Yard facility in Slough. RAW works with a variety of businesses looking to offer EV charging and looks to continue delivering destination charging across the UK and Europe.
Bruce Galliford, CEO, RAW Charging, said:
“It has been brilliant to work with Exclusive Collection to deliver EV charging to five of their sites in the UK. EV charging is a valuable addition to their range of exclusive hotels, including Pennyhill Park hotel. There are more EVs on the road than ever before and hotels have a huge opportunity to roll-out EV chargers at their sites, giving their customers new and necessary services as the number of EV drivers increases. This partnership is the next step in RAW’s delivery of EV charging across the UK and Europe.”
Danny Pecorelli, Managing Director, Exclusive Collection, said:
“Being a certified B Corp business, the successful installation of Raw EV charging points at our properties has been another step forward on our journey making adaptations and improvements across the collection. With the increase in EVs on the road, the chargers offer guests the opportunity of worry-free charging of their cars to get on the go with ease when they leave. Giving them time to rest, recharge and take a breath from the everyday in beautiful surroundings whilst with us..”