EV Program Available to Hilton Properties as a Value-Added Amenity to its Guests
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 19, 2015 – EV Connect (evconnect.wpengine.com), a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions and its innovative cloud-based management software, announced today a collaboration with Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Current, powered by GE (NYSE: GE), to provide Hilton properties with hospitality-focused total electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions. Hilton Worldwide has promoted to all 3,700 of its U.S. properties EV charging solutions comprised of GE’s WattStationTM and DuraStationTM charging stations and the EV Connect charging management application specifically developed for the hospitality industry and structured for the Hilton family of properties.
“This collaboration between Hilton, EV Connect and Current, powered by GE, represents another inflective moment in the evolution of the electric vehicles eco-system as a viable transportation alternative,” said Scott Jarus, CEO of EV Connect. “By providing this recommended solution to its properties, Hilton has recognized the value and importance of providing the necessary infrastructure and management services for their growing number of guests who drive electric vehicles.”
All charging stations are managed and monitored through the EV Connect Charge Cloud™ platform, and include driver on-boarding, engagement and billing alternatives; access control and front desk support. EV Connect can also act as the project manager for the design, procurement and installation of the GE charging station infrastructure, or the property can manage this process themselves.
“Technology plays a key role in enhancing the guest experience and at Hilton Worldwide we are focused on providing cutting-edge solutions that give our customers more choice and control to customize their stay.” said Jim Holthouser, executive vice president, global brands, Hilton Worldwide. “By working with GE and EV Connect to expand electric vehicle charging stations at our properties across the U.S., we’re making the travel process easier for a growing number of our EV-driving guests.”
Hilton properties interested in learning more about this program can find information by visiting http://hilton.evconnect.com, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (866) 790-3155.
About EV Connect, Inc.
EV Connect is a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for commercial, enterprise, hospitality, university and government facilities. EV Connect developed and operates the industry’s most robust and flexible cloud-based platform for the management of charging stations and the drivers that use them. The EV Connect platform provides charge station-agnostic command & control; enterprise and energy systems integration via an open API; driver communications and support; and demand-response functionality across multiple charging networks.
Established in 2009, EV Connect’s customers include Yahoo!, Western Digital, 21st Century Fox, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York Power Authority, and numerous municipalities. For more information, please visit evconnect.wpengine.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,440 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 730,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and
predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the “GE Store,” through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.
Current, powered by GE, is a first-of-its kind energy company that integrates GE’s LED, Solar, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle businesses with its industrial strength Predix platform to identify and deliver the most cost effective, efficient energy solutions required by customers today and in the future.