28 May '13, 12am

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Hotel chain Best Western will fit electric car charging stations at 50 UK locations by the end of May, giving it the largest portfolio of the devices of any hotel group in the world. The company has also pledged to roll out the 7kW charge points to half of its 270 hotels by September this year and may install rapid 22kW or 43kW at some locations. The points will be free to use for guests of Best Western hotels and restaurants. FURTHER READING London prepares to privatise recharging network Alstom switches on to electric fleet Chairwoman Angela Burns, a longstanding electric car driver, said Best Western was preparing for a boom in electric driving as sales of both pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars rise. Corporate electric car users include Microsoft, Alstom and National Rail, while government figures suggest there could be as many as 1.2 million electric vehicles on th...

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