EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — EV Connect has been selected as a preferred electric vehicle (EV) charging provider for Marriott hotels across Canada and the U.S. This is the first agreement of this type for Marriott and ensures that participating locations can provide reliable charging infrastructure.
The EV Connect charging platform simplifies charging station set up, management and optimization, backed by premium customer service, from installation to driver support. Marriott properties will have the ability to choose the charging hardware deployed on the open platform, allowing them to scale EV charging needs for the unique needs of individual locations. With EV Connect Shield, a comprehensive parts and labour warranty plan, Marriott property owners will have peace of mind knowing that critical operational and maintenance tasks are performed by qualified personnel, including charging-station repair, software support and fieldwork labour, from resolving minor technical issues to parts sourcing and replacement service.
“As the world shifts towards sustainable energy and clean transportation, hotels and resorts that provide charging facilities for EVs can attract guests who prioritize sustainability and carbon-neutral travel. This collaboration between EV Connect and Marriott marks a major advancement of the EV market’s expansion, and it has significant implications for the hospitality sector as a whole,” says Ram Ambatipudi, senior VP of Business Development at EV Connect.
“Our guests increasingly expect EV charging stations at our properties, and this collaboration will help us meet rapidly evolving consumer demand and further the company’s sustainability goals,” says Andrew Bodziak, senior VP of Global Operations at Marriott International. “With EV Connect, we can offer properties an end-to-end turnkey service, simplifying the planning, installation, and maintenance processes while simultaneously delivering high-quality service our guests expect.”