Trademark Hotel has launched the first electric vehicles (EVs) for their guest transfers aimed at helping to reduce their guests‟ carbon footprint during their stay.
This comes as more travelers across the world increasingly become conscious of the environmental impact associated with their travels.
“In recent times, we have seen an increased demand for sustainable tourism products. Travelers are increasingly becoming conscious of the environmental impact associated with their travels and in turn, they are seeking to associate with brands that are mindful of these ecological impacts” said Manish Shah, EBS – Director, Tribe Hotels Group.
The initial launch comprises of four Nissan Leaf fully electric vehicles with an electric motor and battery as the source of power, instead of an internal combustion engine.
The vehicles comprising of 2018 and 2019 models have a 40 kWh battery and 110 kW motor, which can comfortably provide 250 km of range.
They are high performance EVs, with 5 seats, 435 liters of boot space, and a 5 star NCAP safety rating
In a move that has positioned the hotel as a thought leader among its peers, Trademark Hotel is also working in line with the County Government’s agenda for a cleaner and greener city.
The environmentally friendly vehicles do not emit pollutants hence contributing to improved air quality in the city.
“We are excited to be able to offer quiet, clean, smart and safe climate-friendly mode of transport to our guests,” added Manish.
The vehicles which are already in use for guests are charged at the hotel’s basement parking where charging stations have been installed.
Trademark is located within the Village Market, a shopping and entertainment destination with over 250 outlets and a cosmopolitan melting point of all cultures offering wholesome family experiences.
The launch of EVs is part of the establishment’s green agenda dubbed „The Green Village‟ comprising other sustainable initiatives including a sewer treatment plant, waste management, textiles recycling and planting of trees.
Source: Capital FM Kenya.