A direct integration between energy transition start-up Lade and the Sihot property management system (PMS) automatically applies electricity top-up charges to the guest’s hotel room, reducing friction in the payment and billing experience.

Using Lade’s charging stations, guests connect their EV and authenticate at the charger, using either a QR code by smartphone and entering their room number and ID or through an RFID key card issued by the hotel. Hotels can also integrate existing chargers if they support the Open Charge Point Protocol (OPCC). The charging process is immediately connected to their hotel account to be automatically billed on check-out. Active charging processes can be controlled within Sihot PMS, allowing hotels to end charging on check-out.

Currently available in Germany and Italy, hotels are reportedly lining up to benefit from this partnership as the number of EVs on the road increases. 

“With EVs becoming more commonplace, the need for hotels to have onsite charging hubs grows,” said Carsten Wernet, CEO of Sihot. “It makes sense to integrate EV charging into the overall hotel offering and provide seamless payment experiences for guests. Our partnership with Lade reflects our ongoing commitment to reduce the friction throughout the guest journey and provide more automated services.”