PARIS & ARNHEIM, Netherlands & NEW YORK – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Allego Holding BV (“Allego” or the “Company”), one of the leading pan-European electric vehicle (“EV”) charging networks, which recently announced its proposed business combination with Spartan Acquisition Corp . III (NYSE: SPAQ), today announced that it is expanding its existing partnership with Van der Valk VDC, a leading European hotel group, to offer fast-charging facilities at more than 50 hotels in the Netherlands and in Belgium. The project will include the installation of at least 60 ultra-fast chargers, ranging from 150 kW to 300 kW, as well as the installation of 60 fast chargers of 50 kW, at various Van der Valk sites. Guests planning a longer stay in hotels can also avail of one of the 100 11kW AC chargers also provided by Allego.
This strategic agreement advances Allego’s mission to provide electric vehicle drivers with increased charging option and accessibility across Europe. Together, Allego and Van der Valk are accelerating the availability of charging points along transport corridors and in metropolitan areas. Their long-term partnership also foresees future expansions as the electric vehicle market evolves.
Ultra-fast charging and excellent docking services
Allego’s super-fast 150 kW and 300 kW charging stations allow electric vehicle drivers to quickly achieve sufficient range and charge, allowing for a peaceful visit to a Van der Valk hotel. Van der Valk hotels are all located along provincial roads and highways, offering both a short drive from the road as well as the excellent service and comfort of the brand. The high-quality hospitality offer of Van der Valk hotels can provide drivers with a delicious lunch, a cup of coffee or a toilet break.
Start of expansion at Van der Valk Cuijck
Allego currently has ultra-fast chargers installed at ten Van der Valk sites. The installation of the charging facilities at the Van der Valk Hotel in Cuijck-Nijmegen will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021. Allego aims to have the remaining sites operational within two years.
Mathieu Bonnet, CEO of Allego, said: “I am delighted that Van der Valk has trusted Allego to expand our collaboration to more locations and countries. Given the strength of the Van der Valk brand and the added value of the hotel offerings for electric vehicle drivers, we look forward to strengthening our partnership.
Rick Luijten, Purchasing Manager at Van der Valk VDC, said: “We have come to know Allego as a dynamic company and a leader in its sector. We greatly admire the drive and dedication of the Allego team and look forward to working with Allego as a long-time partner to provide fast and super-fast charging.
Allego offers charging solutions for electric cars, engines, buses and trucks, for consumers, businesses and cities. Allego’s end-to-end charging solutions make it easier for businesses and cities to provide the infrastructure drivers need, while the scalability of our solutions makes us the partner of the future. Founded in 2013, Allego is a leader in charging solutions, with an international charging network of more than 26,000 operational charging points across Europe – and growing rapidly. Our charging solutions are connected to our proprietary platform, EV-Cloud, which offers us and our customers a comprehensive portfolio of features and services to meet and exceed market demands. We are committed to providing independent, reliable and safe charging solutions, regardless of vehicle model or network affiliation. At Allego, we strive every day to make EV charging easier, more convenient and more enjoyable for everyone.
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