Renault-Nissan Alliance and All Japan Ryokan Association Partner in Developing EV Charging Infrastructure at Hotels
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and All Japan Ryokan Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote development of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructures in hotels affiliated with the association and initiate a study in creating new demand in the hotel industry together with the promotion of EVs.
Under the MOU, the partnership will initiate a joint-study focused on the following four areas:
Development of charging infrastructure in hotels affiliated with the All Japan Ryokan Association.
Planning, development and sales of new travel packages which focuses on Zero-emission and EV.
Provide concurrent information on charging stations, vacancies in hotels and an instant reservation service.
By installing charging facilities in about 18,000 hotels all over Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa, we will be able to greatly contribute to tourists. It is important for them to be able to charge EV during their stay so that they can continue their travel with EV. It will appeal to them by giving a sense of assurance and confidence. With this partnership with Nissan which our business partner, DIO Japan, introduced us, we want to demonstrate that hotels in Japan, greatly contribute to a low-carbon society.
—Nobuyuki Sato, President, All Japan Ryokan Association
The DIO Japan call center is in charge of reservations for “Silver Star” hotels which are registered in All Japan Ryokan Association as senior-friendly accommodations.