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Minister Unsell Arends unveils the first public charging station for electric cars in Aruba

Hilton Aruba, Avis/Budget/Payless and Dynaf are making a green area available, consisting of two parking spaces, marked green, reserved exclusively for electric cars at the parking lot of the Aruba Tower. The availability of a charging station at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino will allow electric car drivers a convenient, smart and speedy charging solution.

Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular on the island. With it grows the demand for easy charging solutions. Inspired by Minister Ursell Arends’ vision to promote electric driving and upon his request, Hilton Aruba, Avis/Budget/Payless and Dynaf, together, will place the first public electric vehicle charging station on Aruba at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, at J.E. Irausquin Blvd 81, before the end of the year.

The D-Point charging station offers the fastest recharge speed. Guests can simply plug in their electric car into the station to charge, and then unplug to drive. The station charges up to 8x faster with the reliable, safe, and easy-to-use D-Point.

In order to promote electric driving, it is important that charging stations become available all over the island. And people need to be able to try driving an electric car. If all hotels would facilitate charging, then rental car companies can rent more electric cars. So, the new EV charging station is in line with the resort’s sustainability efforts, and in the innovative spirit of Hilton International. In the near future, all hotel cars operated by staffers and management will be electric. And it allows Avis/Budget/Payless to grow its fleet of electric cars the coming years.

Dynaf is the right partner to supply the charging station, as it already has 42 available D-Point charging stations in the Caribbean. Its charging stations are fully automated, and deliver an easy payment solution for charging services.

Minister Ursell Arends, Minister of Integrity, Nature, Transport and Senior Affairs, joined Larry Tuck (GM Hilton) and Reinier Kooi (GM Avis/Budget/Payless) for the inaugural ceremony, as he fully supports this effort. And his ministry will continue its push for an island-wide charging network, allowing both citizens and tourists to drive electrical and make Aruba more sustainable.

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