WHISTLER, BC – January 10, 2013 - Hilton Whistler took recharging to a whole new level recently in partnership with the Sun Country Highway. As the company expands its free public access electric vehicle charging network along the TransCanada Highway, Hilton Whistler hosted the only local stop December 20[SUP]th[/SUP] for driver, Kent Rathwell and his team, on their cross-country tour. Hilton Whistler is home to the world’s first UL listed electric vehicle charging station; the ultimate evCharger CS-90. The CS-90 provides the fastest charge times and highest power rating of 100A. As noted on the Sun Country Highway website, while EVs can go up to 400 kilometres on a charge it can take hours or even days to charge, making the located stop quite crucial. Thankfully for those driving these green-friendly vehicles, the hotel offers opportunity to recharge onsite while their transportation conveniently does the same. Driving a 2012 Tesla Roadster, Rathwell is holding out purposefully until the tour completion to announce the total number of charging stations that can be found along the Sun Country Highway for his leading edge vehicle and its’ compatriots. He does hope, however, to have a thousand set up by the end of 2013. NOTES TO MEDIA About Hilton Hotels Corporation: Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,300 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its properties include many of the world's best known and most highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and Homewood Suites by Hilton®. For more information, visit www.hilton.com.