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I need to travel occasionally to Hatfield, sometimes will be staying overnight so want to find some destination charging within a few miles of Mosquito Way, Hatfield. I have a Source East card, but the Hatfield charging stations listed as part of the Source East Network, are apparently not for public use according to University of Herts. It seems to be a relative drought - apart from the phony 'public' Source East points that aren't!

There is a Nissan dealer, Glyn Hopkin a few miles down the road with a rapid - but some destination charging within a 10-20 minute walk would be truly awesome, especially if 24x7 accessible. Odd the Galleria has nothing, not that I could find anyway.

Have pinged my usual hotels: Beales, and Ramada Hatfield to see if they can offer anything to plug in to when I do stay over.

Any other ideas in the area?
 

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Well, some more positive information from a few more probing emails.

It appears that 7kW charging is available at University of Herts, "The Forum" and it is publicly accessible - £3 to park all day. I also had an enthusiastic email back from Chris, the GM at Beales Hotels so heads up to @Cara Naden @Kevin Sharpe - expect an enquiry about ZCW charge stations. Completely uninformed about EVs by self-admission, but interested to learn more and see if its something they can offer :)
 

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More news in from Ramada Hatfield. The GM there says he has regularly suggested this to the owners, but this is the first time a guest has requested it. If anyone else does, or would use the hotel if it had charging then get in touch - he's interested to hear from other potential guests with electric cars to add weight to his case.
 

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Need to send email to that GM as well since one hotel in past we used to use especially since near a dog show. But this time book other hotel (Hilton) due to EV. In fact since gold (going plantium) with accor , Hilton and ramada we going to ask all hotels we stay about chargers. Just like wife did with her kids "dogs" :). Kevin has anyone contacted ramanda at Dover? Cause that would be an ideal location for people catching / getting off the ferry.....
 

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Not sure about all their properties but Ramada Hatfield is a franchise, that being the case individual owners need to be lobbied.
 

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Kevin has anyone contacted ramanda at Dover? Cause that would be an ideal location for people catching / getting off the ferry.....
ZCW do not speculatively contact locations because the success rate from cold calling is extremely low. What we find works well is a ZCW follow up to an approach made by an EV driver just as @PaulMorris has done :)

Could I ask you to contact the Dover location @iceburnmarko and tell them about our free Charging Station offer? You might also mention that the Ashford International (Q Hotels) has charging and is getting a lot of cross channel business ;)
 

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Not sure about all their properties but Ramada Hatfield is a franchise, that being the case individual owners need to be lobbied.
All ramada are franchises and some way similar to best western chain hotels. Somevquite interesting hotels. Whilst days inn are "u know what u getting from one to other."
 

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ZCW do not speculatively contact locations because the success rate from cold calling is extremely low. What we find works well is a ZCW follow up to an approach made by an EV driver just as @PaulMorris has done :)

Could I ask you to contact the Dover location @iceburnmarko and tell them about our free Charging Station offer? You might also mention that the Ashford International (Q Hotels) has charging and is getting a lot of cross channel business ;)
Oh as we book our normal hotels throughout the year from here on (first one being Birmingham ibis) will ask them. Just wonder since of Dover location have anyone ask them , like that Nikki , or that fellow leaf owner who went obstend might of ask them already. Anyway since no one have when I head down will ask and inform about zcw. Sure they will be interested as is two Hilton's are already
 
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