Weev partners with McKeever Hotels to establish group-wide charging network
ELECTRIC vehicle infrastructure company Weev has formed a new partnership with hospitality group McKeever Hotels which will see it instal and manage EV charging stations at all its properties in Northern Ireland and Co Donegal.
The installations represent the next step in McKeever Hotels' plans to drive sustainability throughout the group and forms part of Weev's £20 million investment in a new public EV charging network, which will see 1,500 new charging points installed at more than 350 locations across the north by the end of 2024.
Thomas O'Hagan, chief commercial officer at Weev (www.weev.ie), said: “We're pleased to announce this partnership with McKeever Hotel Group as part of our mission to make EV charging more accessible than ever before.
“Creating a charging network for drivers that is fit for purpose, maintained, and supported locally is our top priority, and working together with McKeever Hotel Group we will continue to support this region in its transition towards a greener, more sustainable motoring future.”
He added: “We look forward to completing this next phase in our EV charging rollout and continue to progress plans to install even more chargers at hotels, shopping centres and other convenient and strategic local locations.”
The family-run McKeever Hotel Group operates five hotels - Corrs Corner in Newtownabbey, the Dunsilly in Antrim, Adair Arms in Ballymena, the Dunadry in Antrim and Dillons Hotel in Letterkenny.
Its operations director Eddie McKeever, the current president of the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF), added: “We have always understood our responsibility to protect our communities and the environment in which we operate, and we currently implement numerous sustainability initiatives as part of our commitment to continuous improvement.
“Partnering with Weev to instal EV charging points at all our hotels will support us to not only further improve the future green growth of our business, but will also provide enhanced convenience and accessibility for our customers.”
McKeever Hotel Group recently announced several sustainability milestones including the installation of LED lighting across all hotels, a reduction in landfill waste to zero per cent and membership of Sustainable Travel Ireland which aligns with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.
Janice Gault, chief executive at NIHF, added: “Hotels have always embraced new technologies and are keen to play a positive role in addressing the issue of climate change.
“Sustainability is now part of the agenda, and it is good to see Weev partner with local hotels to provide a charging solution for the growing number of electric and hybrid vehicles.”