Affordable motor hotel and diner concept Mollie’s has pledged its commitment to “place sustainable thinking at the heart of the business and meet the evolving needs of the modern traveller”, as the company has promised to double the charging capacity at all of its existing properties over the next two years.
All existing Mollie’s properties are already equipped with electric vehicle charging bays and the business is “committing” that EV charging facilities will feature in every new Mollie’s site that has parking for 20 or more cars and can be served by the grid.
Mollie’s Oxford and Mollie’s Bristol have eight and 14 charging bays at each of their properties respectively, with a mix of rapid and overnight chargers and disabled bays at each venue. Both will also double their charging facilities in the next two years.
Mollie’s launched in 2019 and the brand has expressed intentions to expand to 100 sites within the UK and Europe over the next 10 years, with a further 10 locations “already earmarked” as part of the brand’s immediate expansion plan including the spring 2023 launch of city-centre based Mollie’s Manchester.
This growth trajectory is projected to grow the brand £550m a year in revenue, while also employing 6,000 people.
Providing access to electric car charging facilities is said to be “a part of Mollie’s mission” to embrace technology and innovation that enhances the customer’s experience and caters to the requirements of travellers. Therefore, guests enjoy an effortless, digital-led experience that is supported by Mollie’s own app, which is said to “deliver a raft of benefits”.
Darren Sweetland, CEO of Mollie’s, said: “I am thrilled already with the sustainable and tech advances Mollie’s has made as a brand. We are pioneering in the hospitality and travel industry, and I will continue to ensure that we champion our electrical vehicle charging commitment across our growing portfolio.
“I pledge to double the existing EV charging bays over the next two years to meet with the ever-growing sustainable traveller lifestyle.”