Leading Northern Ireland electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure company Weev has announced a new partnership with leading hotel group, McKeever Hotels.

The partnership will see Weev install and manage EV charging stations at all McKeever Group Hotels, located in Northern Ireland and Co. Donegal.

McKeever Hotel Group is a family run business based in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, established by Managing Director, Eugene McKeever MBE.

The installations represent the next step in McKeever Hotels’ plans to drive sustainability throughout the group and forms part of Weev’s £20 million investment in a new public EV charging network, which will see 1,500 new charging points installed over 350 locations across Northern Ireland before the end of 2024.

Thomas O’Hagan, Chief Commercial Officer at Weev said:

“We are very pleased to announce our new partnership with McKeever Hotel Group as part of Weev’s mission to make EV charging more accessible than ever before.

“Creating a charging network for drivers that is fit for purpose, maintained, and supported locally is a top priority for Weev, and working together with McKeever Hotel Group we will continue to support this region in its transition towards a greener, more sustainable motoring future.

“We look forward to completing this next phase in our EV charging rollout and continue to progress plans to install even more chargers at hotels, shopping centres and other convenient and strategic local locations.”

McKeever Group operates five hotels across Northern Ireland and in Donegal, including Corrs Corner Hotel, Newtownabbey, The Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim, The Adair Arms Hotel, Ballymena,The Dunadry Hotel, Antrim and Dillons Hotel, Letterkenny.

Eddie McKeever, Operations Director at McKeever Hotel Group and President of the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) added:

“At McKeever Hotels we have always understood our responsibility to protect our communities and the environments in which we operate, and we currently implement numerous sustainability initiatives as part of our commitment to continuous improvement.

“Partnering with Weev to install EV charging points at all our hotels will support McKeever Hotel Group to not only further improve the future green growth of our business but will also provide enhanced convenience and accessibility for our customers.

“We look forward to the future of the partnership in the coming months and years.”

McKeever Hotel Group recently announced several sustainability milestones including the installation of LED lighting across all hotels, a reduction in landfill waste to zero per cent and membership of Sustainable Travel Ireland which aligns with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

Janice Gault, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) added:

“Hotels have always embraced new technologies and are keen to play a positive role in addressing the issue of climate change.

“Sustainability is now part of the agenda, and it is good to see Weev partner with local hotels to provide a charging solution for the growing number of electric and hybrid vehicles.”