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Hotel Viking Gives Electric Charge at No Charge
Hotel Viking Adds EV Charging Stations for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Newport, Rhode Island – November 2013 – Hotel Viking is encouraging guests to go green when driving by installing electric vehicle (EV) charge stations available for guests at no cost. The historic hotel installed a Level 2 charging station that charges a car battery five times faster and provides a charge that can last up to eight hours. With this charging station, Hotel Viking adds another notch in its bedpost for sustainability efforts. Hotel Viking has a series of sustainable practices from the guest room to the dinning room.

“Guests are looking for greener ways to travel and that includes renting electric vehicles when on vacation,” stated Marlen Scalzi, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hotel Viking, “We want to encourage such efforts.” Electric vehicles, which are automobiles that use batteries to power the motor, have a better fuel economy and produce zero emissions leading to improved air quality.

Rhode Island was the first Northeast state with membership in Project Get Ready, a group of 23 cities that aim to accelerate the electric vehicle (EV) industry by fostering ecosystems in which the technology can most succeed. During the summer of 2013, the state of Rhode Island added 50 EV charging stations across the state in the summer of 2013. With the addition of the EV charging station at Hotel Viking, which the hotel installed at their investment, Newport is now home to three accessible charging stations. Fort Adams State Park and Newport Hospital also offer Level 2 charging stations.