NH Hotels is the first chain to install recharging points in their establishments and offers charging and 44 points in 36 European cities for electric cars.

The NH Hotels charging points for electric cars have an alert system that notifies the reception or the client itself – cellular phone or email – when the electric car is fully charged or if there was any impacts of some kind of bug in the refueling process.

Within its environmental action plan, NH Hotels plans to reduce 20% CO2 emissions, energy consumption and use of water in 2012, with the introduction of measures to enhance energy efficiency and promote the use of more environmentally friendly motor vehicles.

Since 2007 through the first quarter of 2010 NH Hotels made a 14% reduction in energy consumption and 24% in water. It has also reduced CO2 emissions by 16%, and in regard to waste production, it has fallen by 17%.

For its part, OTIS is intended to reduce in the coming years, CO2 emissions from the fleet of vehicles that will maintain its elevators.

OTIS NH Hotels have signed an agreement to adapt the elevators of the hotel chain and turn them into eco-sustainable through the installation of a regenerative drive (‘ReGen Drive’) to allow the lifting of its power supply for recharging electric vehicle supply points of the hotels.

Electric vehicle with lithium batteries do not emit CO2 or damage the environment if the electricity comes from renewables such as wind, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal or thermal. Wind turbines can supply electricity to electric vehicles in the future will also serve to store and regulate the electricity intermittent wind energy sector.

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