Millennium Hilton Bangkok Collaborates with BYD Thailand to Launch Thailand’s First Electric Limousine Service
BANGKOK - Millennium Hilton Bangkok has announced its partnership with Rizen Energy, the authorised importer and distributor of BYD electric vehicles, to launch Thailand’s first electric limousine service. With the intention to help solve Bangkok’s critical pollution problem, the collaborative project aims to reduce 15,000 kilogrammes of carbon in 2019 by encouraging hotel guests to use BYD electric limousines.
“At Hilton, sustainability is a huge part of what we do and is important for a brand with hotels in more than 100 countries and territories,” said Heidi Kleine-Moeller, General Manager, Millennium Hilton Bangkok.
“Last year Hilton announced a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 61 percent, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, by 2030. As air pollution in Bangkok becomes more concerning, the opportunity to partner with BYD could not be timelier. We are delighted to offer an environmentally-friendly mode of transport to our guests and clients, which we are confident will help make a difference in the city and country.”
Mr. Ronachai Chinwattanaporn, CEO of Rizen Energy, expressed his admiration for Millennium Hilton Bangkok’s vision and strong intention to drive this project: “It is a huge win to find a highly-motivated partner that wants to do its part in solving the pollution problem. BYD e6, the first electric limousine in Thailand, has been in use worldwide for public transportation for more than eight years. It is proven to be reliable, safe and practical. Millennium Hilton Bangkok’s decision to use BYD electric vehicles will help Hilton stay at the forefront of the industry”.
Authorised to import and distribute BYD electric vehicles since 2017, Rizen Energy successfully delivers 104 BYD e6 to customers in Thailand. Designed for public transportation purposes, the spacious e6 model comes with an 80 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery, which allows 350 kilometres of driving range per charge, and a universally standard Type 2 charging adaptor. With the powerful BYD 40 kW AC charger, it takes approximately two to two and a half hours to fully charge. BYD e6 only has a motor and battery, which is why the maintenance cost is estimated to be one third of a petrol car.
Hilton views responsible travel and tourism as an integral part of its business, which is why preserving the environment is a cornerstone of Travel with Purpose, the company’s corporate responsibility strategy to create shared value for Hilton Team Members, guests, business partners and communities. Hilton's commitment to the environment is embedded across the business and supported by LightStay, an award-winning, global corporate responsibility performance measurement platform. LightStay was developed and implemented by Hilton to provide a one-stop solution for reporting environmental, operational and social impacts. To learn more about Hilton's commitment to preserving the environment, visit cr.hilton.com.
Rizen Energy has been established and authorised to import and distribute BYD electric vehicles since 2017. They are the very first battery electric vehicle distributor in the Thai market. The sales and service teams hold years of experience in automotive business, knowledge and sound understanding in battery electric vehicles. The BYD e6 is an electric vehicle with 350 kilometres of driving range per charge, with an average of 100 kilometres per hour.
To know more about BYD Thailand, please visit www.facebook.com/bydthailand.
About Millennium Hilton Bangkok
A riverfront sanctuary in the heart of the city with a spectacular view from every room, Millennium Hilton Bangkok offers a fresh perspective on life. Situated in the historical Thonburi, a riverside district deeply rooted to the city's colourful past, the ever developing area offers a diverse experience from untouched local villages and iconic cultural sites to quaint local markets and ICONSIAM shopping and lifestyle destination. Attractions like the Grand Palace, the Reclining Buddha and Temple of Dawn are just a short boat ride away. The hotel's shuttle boats are available all day, providing direct access to the BTS Skytrain and Asiatique night market. This 32-storey landmark by the bank of the Chao Phraya River features meeting venues with breathtaking views, award-winning restaurants, rooftop bar and jazz lounge, and eforea– Hilton’s cutting-edge spa concept.
The project commenced on 12 February 2019 and guests calling for e-limousine service will enjoy special rates offered until 30 April 2019.
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