3 reasons how hotels can benefit from installing EV charging stations
Number of EVs is increasing rapidly, it is projected that until year 2030 40% of all sold passenger vehicles will be EVs. Main hotel booking platforms already have special filter to select only those hotels which have charging stations and noticed that not that many hotels can withstand the competition.
1. Earn extra income
Charging stations offer wide range of payment solutions and the payment system may be set up in a very convenient way. Your charging station may operate in different modes. You may set it to public and allow it to use only for guests and employees or use public mode. This way visitors of surrounding business will be able to charge as well. It is possible to set different modes or even allocate free charging. For example you may award free charging minutes to your hotel visitors or offer special rates, however have different pricing system for everyone else. It allows you to collect income and also integrate EV charging infrastructure with loyalty programs.
2. Increase your competitiveness & customer loyalty
Main hotel booking platforms already have special filter to select only those hotels which have charging stations. As charging station adoption at hotels is still developing, installing one now gives instant competitive advantage. Also, having a working charging station will be highly appreciated by the EV drivers.
3. Attract new affluent customers
These are affluent and forward thinking travelers who may become a new client just because hotel offers EV charging option on premises.