Snowmass Village, CO. (June 10, 2010) – Viceroy Snowmass and Coulomb Technologies today announced the installation of the first electric vehicle charging station in the Aspen-area. The ChargePoint® Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles is located at the luxury resort and is complimentary to all hotel, restaurant spa guests.
The ChargePoint Network station is one more step Viceroy Snowmass is taking to practice energy conservation and reduce its carbon footprint. Designed as a LEED Silver Certified resort with innovative operational practices and a culture of environmental stewardship, the resort aims to redefine luxury while ensuring future generations are able to enjoy the area’s pristine, high-alpine environment.
In addition to the Charging Station, a 14-passenger electric bus will reduce the use of hotel shuttles and the number of trips within Snowmass Village. Employee pickup and drop-off at the Conoco bus stop will also be available at shift changes. Viceroy Snowmass also offers complimentary parking for all High Efficiency Vehicles (HEV).
“Viceroy Snowmass is committed to responsible environmental practices,” said General Manager Jeff David. “It is our hope that by offering electric vehicle charging, we can support alternative transportation and help locals and visitors minimize their environmental impact.”
"Viceroy Snowmass is taking a great step in welcoming electric vehicles to the Aspen area,” said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies. “These charging stations are designed for environments like those in Aspen/Snowmass, so in the winter months EV drivers can feel confident they will be able to charge up and drive home. We are proud to be a part of the EV movement in Colorado.” The charging station is a part of the ChargePoint Network, which is open to all drivers of plug-in vehicles, provides authentication, management and real-time control for the networked electric vehicle charging stations.
The network of electric vehicle charging stations is accessible to all plug-in drivers by making a toll free call to the 24/7 number on each charging station, or signing up for a ChargePoint Network monthly access plan and obtaining a ChargePass™ smart card. ChargePoint Network unique features include:
To locate available charging stations, visit mychargepoint.net and click “Find Stations”
The ChargePoint Network station aligns with Viceroy Hotel Group’s Second Nature program, a company-wide sustainability and environmental initiative that raises awareness and influences behavior in order to preserve resources, reduce waste and decrease the company’s carbon footprint as a leader among luxury green hotels.
At Viceroy Snowmass, a luxury ski resort recently named to the prestigious 2010 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List, mountain adventure glows with modern spirit as Viceroy Hotels and Resorts debuts its first mountain resort. Only seven miles from downtown Aspen in the heart of Snowmass’ new Base Village, the sophistication and sense of place that distinguish Viceroy destinations perfectly blend with the Colorado high country. For couples, families and friends, Viceroy Snowmass delivers ski-in/ski-out luxury complemented by imaginative dining and lounging, a Ute-inspired wellness spa, and a year-round pool terrace and café—an ideal setting for a year-round mountain vacation.
Viceroy Hotel Group delivers luxury lifestyle experiences that marry provocative design and intuitive service in sought-after locations. Managing hotels under third-party agreements, Viceroy Hotel Group operates two luxury brands, Viceroy Hotels & Resorts and The Tides. Current Viceroy properties include hotels and resorts in Santa Monica, Palm Springs, Miami, Anguilla and Snowmass, Colorado as well as forthcoming openings in Beverly Hills (currently L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, Mayakoba in Mexico’s Riviera Maya and in The Maldives (opening late 2010). The Tides collection includes resorts in South Beach, the Riviera Maya and Zihuatanejo, Mexico as well as a forthcoming development on St. Lucia in the Caribbean, currently Jalousie Plantation. Viceroy Hotel Group’s Urban Retreat Collection includes Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills; Maison 140 in Beverly Hills; Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica and Chamberlain in West Hollywood.
Coulomb Technologies is the leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure with networked charging stations installed in municipalities and organizations worldwide. Coulomb provides a vehicle-charging infrastructure, with an open system driver network: the ChargePoint Network provides multiple web-based portals for Hosts, Fleet managers, Drivers, and Utilities, and ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120 Volt to 240 Volt AC charging and up to 500 Volt DC charging. For more information, follow Coulomb on Twitter at twitter.com/coulombevi. To request a charging station in your area, visit www.mychargepoint.net/request-station.php. To download the ChargePoint iPhone App, click here.