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andel’s Hotel Berlin goes green with Electric cars for hire

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Berlin’s largest design hotel is teaming up with Europcar, the leader in car rental services in Europe, to offer its guests a cool, environmentally friendly alternative to taxis and public transport.

europcar-electric-carEffective immediately, two electric-powered supermini-sized cars are available for hire at the andel’s Hotel Berlin. The electric cars are recharged with guaranteed electricity from renewable sources via remote-controlled charging stations from RWE. The andel’s Hotel Berlin has installed a total of three RWE eBox remotes, the first of their kind in use at a hotel.

“With the Citroën C-Zero electric rental car, our guests can explore the city quietly, affordably and emissions-free,” explains Ralph Alsdorf, General Manager of the andel’s Hotel Berlin. The electric rental cars from Europcar have a maximum range of 160 kilometres on a single charge and can be recharged for free with 100 percent green electricity at one of 290 RWE charging stations throughout Berlin. The cars, which are available for a daily rate of just € 60, can be hired by guests of the andel’s Hotel Berlin as well as by external visitors.

The andel’s Hotel Berlin has installed three charging stations from RWE to speed up the charging process. The eBox remote can recharge the battery of an electric car quickly and safely with up to 11 KW. “Thanks to the RWE eBox remote, our guests can hire the electric cars in short intervals without long waits in between,” says Ralph Alsdorf. “The charging stations are also available for guests arriving with their own electric cars who want to fill up.” The RWE eBox remote is unique in that it is easy to use and can even be operated from a distance of up to 50 metres, making it possible to remotely charge the electric cars comfortably via smartphone, tablet or PC from the concierge’s desk. The andel’s Hotel Berlin is the first hotel in Germany to make use of this technology.

With the new electric rental cars, the andel’s Hotel Berlin is taking a further step towards more sustainability and environmental awareness in its business practices and daily activities. In August 2013, Berlin’s largest design hotel was, for the third year in a row, awarded the internationally recognised Green Globe certification for its active contribution to environmentally and socially sustainable development on the Berlin hotel market.

The andel’s Hotel Berlin has put together a special rental car package for its guests. With the “sleep.drive.green” package, guests hire their electric rental car directly in combination with an overnight accommodation in one of the hotel’s 557 stylish guest rooms. The price of € 84.50 per person includes an extensive breakfast buffet and free use of the large a.spa with two saunas, steam bath, whirlpool, fitness studio and relaxation terraces. The andel’s Hotel Berlin accepts reservations at www.andelsberlin.com or by phone at +49 (0) 30-453 053 2200.

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