Trade Mark Hotel Ventures into eMobility Sector
In an industry where travelers are increasingly becoming conscious of the environmental impact associated with their travels,Trademark Hotel has launched the first electric vehicles (EVs) for their guest transfers aimed at helping to reduce their guests‟ carbon footprint during their stay.
The travel and tourism industry is constantly evolving with travelers actively seeking hotels and destinations that are environmentally conscious.
“In recent times, we have seen an increased demand for sustainable tourism products. Travelers are increasingly becoming conscious of the environmental impact associated with their travels and in turn, they are seeking to associate with brands that are mindful of these ecological impacts” said Dr.Manish Shah, EBS –Director, Tribe Hotels Group.
In a move that has positioned the hotel as a thought leader among its peers,Trademark Hotel located within Nairobi County‟s diplomatic district is also working in line with the County Government‟s agenda for a cleaner and greener city. The environmentally friendly vehicles do not emit pollutants hence contributing to improved air quality in the city.The initial launch comprises of four Nissan Leaf fully electric vehicles with an electric motor and battery as the source of power, instead of an internal combustion engines
The vehicles comprising of 2018 and 2019 models have a 40kWh battery and 110 kW motor, which can comfortably provide 250 km of range.
They are high performance EVs, with 5 seats, 435 litres of boot space, and a 5 star NCAP safety rating“We are excited to be able to offer quiet, clean, smart and safe climate-friendly mode of transport to our guests”, added Dr.Manish.
The vehicles which are already in use for guests are charged at the hotel’s basement parking where charging stations have been installed.
Trademark is located within the Village Market, a world class shopping and entertainment destination with over 250 outlets and a cosmopolitan melting point of all cultures offering wholesome family experiences. The fully fledged mall with a hospital, gym, family entertainment and recreational facilities is home two state of the art hotels Trademark and Tribe.
The launch of EVs is part of the establishment‟s green agenda dubbed “The Green Village‟ comprising other sustainable initiatives including a sewer treatment plant,waste management, textiles recycling and planting of trees.