The Grand Tour of Switzerland Association awarded the contract for the installation of charging stations for electric cars along the route of the Grand Tour of Switzerland to Alpiq, in order to extend the charging station network. In August, the first charging station bearing the "Grand Tour of Switzerland" label was put into operation at the Suvretta House Hotel in St. Moritz.
The entire holiday route is scheduled to be equipped for electric vehicles in time for the 2017 summer season, with the goal of promoting the route as a popular road trip for drivers of e-cars. In order to achieve this goal, Alpiq E-Mobility, an Alpiq Group company, and the Grand Tour of Switzerland Association are collaborating to install additional charging stations along the 1,600 kilometre route. The Grand Tour of Switzerland will be the first designated holiday route worldwide that is equipped for electric cars.
Alpiq is pushing electro-mobility ahead
Following the charging station at the Suvretta House, Alpiq will, over the coming weeks and months, equip numerous hotels, restaurants and tourist service providers with charging stations. Alpiq is currently looking for additional interested companies and partners for charging stations along the Grand Tour of Switzerland, in order to install as many stations as possible along the route and ensure that this pioneering project develops a great impact. The mandate for the installation of the charging stations along the Grand Tour of Switzerland underscores Alpiq’s market position as leading provider of comprehensive e-mobility infrastructure solutions. E-mobility is a growth segment within Alpiq’s extensive energy services portfolio and offers potential for further growth.
The Grand Tour of Switzerland, which was initiated in 2015 by Switzerland Tourism, the national tourism organisation, represents the ideal road trip for visitors who want to get to know Switzerland in all its variety. The tour leads over Switzerland’s most scenic routes and links world-famous places of interest as well as insider’s tips in less well-known regions.