Hilton recently announced an expansion of up to 20,000 Tesla Universal Wall Connectors will begin installation at 2,000 hotels across North America in 2024. The Tesla Universal Wall Connectors are compatible for charging with any electric vehicle. This expansion makes Hilton’s EV charging network the largest in the hospitality industry. At least six chargers will be available at participating hotels.
“At Hilton, we are committed to meeting the changing needs of our guests who are looking for hotel experiences that complement their daily routines while offering exceptional hospitality,” said Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer, Hilton. “Through this expanded agreement with Tesla, we are significantly changing the landscape of universal EV chargers in North America in an incredibly short amount of time. Across Hilton’s family of award-winning brands, this network of EV chargers will offer our guests even more value with the convenience of much-needed overnight charging access in more locations.”
Hilton is a great partner for Tesla in this endeavor because of its vast geographic footprint across North America. Hilton has found that travelers are searching its website for charging capability at a rapidly increasing rate. This has resulted in EV charging jumping from fourth to second highest in converting searches to stays on the website. This partnership aligns with Hilton’s Travel With Purpose, a platform committed to creating more sustainable travel practices.
“Installing infrastructure at popular destinations, like Hilton hotels, enables EV owners to charge where they park, meaning no unnecessary refueling stops along their journey,” said Rebecca Tinucci, senior director of charging infrastructure, Tesla. “We applaud Hilton for their leadership in the space and look forward to continuing to ramp this critical program with other industry leaders.”