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Monday 15th July 2013 - 15:21 Shropshire is Going Electric with Hotel Charge Point
Shropshire is Going Electric with Hotel Charge Point The county is going green as the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge becomes one of the first in Shropshire to install an electric car charge point. Greenhous took along the electric Vauxhall Ampera last week to test the installation.

The popularity of electric vehicles in the UK is growing and what was once a rare sight on the roads is now well on its way to becoming the future of mainstream motoring.

Richard Potts, Franchise Director at Greenhous, said “Many manufacturers are taking the development of electric cars far more seriously than ever before, resulting in real competition to rival the fuel cars that most of us currently drive.

“Electric vehicles were once well out of reach for the average consumer but with the advancement of technology, they are slowly becoming far more accessible. Prices are decreasing, ranges are increasing and more charge points are cropping up around the country. This makes them not only more affordable, but also able to cope with longer distances and ease the customers range anxiety.”

With more and more car charge points appearing around Shropshire, the increase of electric vehicles in the area is clear. The Valley Hotel in Ironbridge is one of the first hotels to install a charge point in the county enabling residents to charge up whilst they stay.

Sally Pridding, Operations Manager at the Valley Hotel, said “We believe the hotel is the perfect location to install a charge point. Many of our residents have travelled from the city for a break in the countryside and those with electric vehicles can now charge up before leaving with ease.
“We have already noticed the increase of electric vehicles in the area and the installation improves our already high level of facilities, enabling us to stay up to date with the development of technology.”

The Best Western Valley Hotel is situated in the heart of Ironbridge with a riverside setting and stunning views of the surrounding parkland. The hotel is ideal for business or leisure, located only 10 minutes away from Telford Town Centre and a short walk from the historical and tranquil centre of Ironbridge.