24 May 2006

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Beach club shuttle service powered by battery

InterContinental Hotel Malta, supported by Food Industries Ltd. agents for Algida and Orangina, has just launched a new specialty service for their hotel guests in providing a unique means of transport between the hotel and the InterContinental Beach Club and its Paranga Restaurant.
This service provides for the transportation of up to 8 persons including the driver in both an environmentally friendly and entertaining manner by using an open air Club Car people carrier between the two locations.
The open sided vehicle is powered by 6XTrojan T/890 340 Amp long life batteries, which will operate for a full constant 12 hours at average load, allowing the hotel to shuttle their guests in comfort and style throughout the long hot summer days and evenings when guests go to Paranga for dinner.
Christophe Laure, General Manager of InterContinental Malta, was responsible for the concept following the Government's introduction of registration tax exemption for electric cars, which now makes the operation of such vehicles economically viable.
“In addition to the comfort for the hotel guest, is the environmentally friendly nature of the vehicle which being battery powered means it is both silent and exhaust free.
We have taken the lead in introducing the first environmentally responsible passenger vehicle onto the island and this concept is sure to catch the public's attention whilst demonstrating the hotel's commitment to continually upgrading the quality of service offered to its guests,” said Laure.

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