EVPassport, an EV charging hardware and software “Connected Infrastructure” platform, has released the EVPassport Hotel Cloud, which it calls the first and only EV charging software platform with the power to drive hotel guest engagement, satisfaction and loyalty while prioritizing the business needs of the hotel property.
“What if plugging into an EV charger at your hotel would automatically do things like check the guest into their room, sync extra loyalty points on their account, trigger a discount code for the spa, or calculate carbon offset, all on their own smartphone while charging their EV?” said Hooman Shahidi, cofounder/president, EVPassport. “That’s precisely what Hotel Cloud has the ability to do. Equally exciting is the fact that this technology—because it’s updated through the cloud—is future-proof against new applications and technologies that will emerge. This will ensure that hotels remain on the cutting edge of tech.”
While the hospitality industry has a reputation for lagging behind when it come to adopting new technologies, the company hopes that hotels will quickly embrace the personalized guest service potential of the new concept.
“The hotel industry as a whole needs to continue—and accelerate—the technology adoption trend we have demonstrated in the last couple of years,” said Andrea Foster, SVP, development, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and EVPassport advisory board member. “This is our opportunity. Hoteliers who integrate EVPassport Hotel Cloud will not only enjoy a competitive advantage as the EV market continues to grow, but this software will provide capabilities and insights that will propel the industry into the future.”
EVPassport Hotel Cloud was created for the tech-minded hotelier as they transition from first generation EV chargers into building future-minded EV charging hubs that can handle rapidly increasing demand while adding profound value to the guest’s digital experience. Additional EVPassport features for hoteliers and their EV driving guests include:
- Most “discoverable” – EV driving guests find hotels on all EV charging location maps and apps.
- On-demand ability to set charging prices, manage access and get all the details on energy usage, earnings history and carbon offset.
- Exclusive “scan and charge” QR code technology is the simplest and fastest way for EV drivers to charge (no fobs, apps or cards are required).