Plugo to install EV charging stations at Marriott hotels in Japan

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Marriott has partnered with Plugo, a Japanese electric vehicle (EV) charging service company that only uses renewable energy such as solar and wind power.

In support of the hospitality company’s targets to reduce its environmental footprint by 2025 and reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2050, the collaboration will introduce EV charging stations to 30 Marriott hotels in Japan by 2024.

“We are dedicated to enhancing our EV charging infrastructure and services to fulfill our vision of ‘creating a future that motivates people to keep moving forward’,” said Naoki Okawa,

Representative Director & CEO, Plugo. “Our goal is to minimize our environmental footprint, but also offer a seamless and convenient EV experience for our customers. Our partnership with Marriott International is the outcome of our shared values and goals, and we are excited to work together towards a more sustainable world.”

The collaboration will first kick-off with six properties in 2023, including Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho, The Westin Tokyo, Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel (pictured above), Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Utsunomiya, Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Gujo and Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Nikko, before expanding to more locations over the years.

Through this collaboration, EV charging stations at Marriott hotels in Japan will be available to all hotel guests and members of the public who use MY Plugo, a smartphone app designed by Plugo to book EV charging stations.

The installations will help strengthen Japan’s EV charging infrastructure and transition its transportation sector towards a cleaner, greener future.

“We are incredibly excited to bring EV charging stations powered by renewable energy to our hotels, offering more sustainable solutions and enhanced convenience for our guests and travellers,” said Karl Hudson, Area Vice President Japan & Guam, Marriott International. “As a company, we are dedicated to integrating sustainable practices into our operations. This collaboration with Plugo represents a significant milestone in our sustainability efforts, and we hope it will lead to more innovations that will create a positive impact for our planet, people and local communities.”


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