Ground TransportationSixt and InterContinental Phuket Resort have teamed up to introduce a new sustainable mode of transport for travellers.

Charge it in Phuket: Sixt launches EV car rental

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Free cake and coffee for anyone renting Sixt’s electric car and charging it up at InterContinental Phuket Resort.
Free cake and coffee for anyone renting Sixt’s electric car and charging it up at InterContinental Phuket Resort. Photo Credit: Nissan

A fleet of 100% electric vehicles (EV) – the Nissan Leaf – have been added into Sixt Thailand rental car collection in Phuket, giving eco-minded travellers a more sustainable and convenient way of exploring the island.

InterContinental Phuket Resort is playing a part in this green initiative with the installation of several EV charging stations in the resort. These charging stations are compatible with Sixt’s Nissan Leaf and other electric cars, allowing fast charging not only for hotel guests, but also other visitor and residents.

“By offering multiple EV charging stations at the resort, guests can quickly and conveniently charge their SIXT rental car and ensure a pleasant trip in Phuket,” said Pumon Somdee, general manager of Sixt Thailand.

Bjorn Courage, general manager of InterContinental Phuket Resort and president of the Phuket Hotels Association, shared that this collaboration between the two companies is part of a bigger strategy of advocating sustainable living in Phuket.

“This partnership highlights how InterContinental Phuket Resort is acting today for the future benefit of all,” said Courage. “I am pleased that SIXT Thailand has the same vision as us; by being the first car rental company to bring EVs to Phuket, they are displaying a strong commitment to the local community.”

To further incentivise travellers to adopt green mobility in Phuket, every customer who rents a Nissan Leaf from Sixt Thailand and uses InterContinental Phuket Resort’s EV charging stations will be treated to a complimentary cup of coffee and slice of cake at the resort’s Devas’ Lounge from now until 31 December 2022.

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