With Accor’s aim to take steps towards sustainability and protecting the environment, Ibis Mumbai Vikhroli becomes the first of Accor hotels in Mumbai to have an EV charging point for electric vehicle charging, in association with Magenta. It is for public use and anyone can charge their vehicle, with the help of chargegrid app. As part of this initiative, ibis has also deployed an EV model car for guest requirements too. All ibis hotels across India will also join in eventually.

Vinay Gupta, Director of Operations, ibis India, said: “Accor has been a committed group for many years, and has constantly worked to redefine boundaries. At ibis too we’ve always had a long-term vision with regards to adopting sustainable practices and moving towards a better tomorrow. Rest of the ibis India family is working towards participating in this initiative. In our constant endeavor to reduce our carbon footprint and save our planet, our measures have been in the direction of conscious consumption of resources.”

Anant Leekha, GM, ibis Vikhroli, said: “With this new addition of EV charging points within ibis premise, we are hoping to help the EV owners and drivers. There is a growing demand for EVs, especially in the first-last mile mobility space. All our hotels have wall-mounted dispensers for all toiletries to avoid single-use plastic waste, ibis as a brand has been conscious about its carbon footprint and has continuously worked towards adopting sustainable practices.”