There are already half-a-million Electric Vehicles on the roads, rising to a projected 10million by the end of the decade. So as the switch to electric vehicles gathers pace it may be surprising to note that fewer than 2% of all UK hospitality listings on Booking.com offer EV charging. Even on AirBnB the total is less than 10% of all property listings. It will not be long before EV chargepoints are considered a necessity at tourist destinations and hospitality venues.
The take-up of EVs by company drivers is even stronger due to the attractive tax breaks for choosing an electric company car, so for venues catering to business users for conferences and meeting rooms, or even just commercial travellers, EV charging will become vitally important.
However, the hospitality sector should not see this as a burden, either financial or logistical. Charge Point Operator EVIELIFE, in association with charge point supplier HYDRA EVC, can help streamline the process, provide advice, and even offer fully funded solutions including the management and maintenance of your EV chargepoints.
Additional Income Stream
EV drivers are used to paying a fee to charge at destinations or during stop-offs on a journey. This is valuable additional revenue that could be coming your way. It might also be that one extra facility that helps you stand out from the competition and attract more customers. Particularly if prospective customers tick the ‘Electric vehicle charging station’ requirement to narrow their search. When using Booking.com this instantly omits 98% of all listings in the UK.
In addition to staying visible on the hotel and tourism websites, getting your newly installed EV chargepoint listed on the EV apps – such as market-leader Zap-Map – can put your location in front of a potential 500,000 additional customers and drive them to your door as they search for publicly available chargepoints along their journey or in their chosen holiday area.
Providing EV charging facilities to guests also boosts your green credentials and adds to your credentials as a forward thinking, environmentally aware and responsible hospitality company as a forward thinking, environmentally aware and responsible hospitality company
Let the experts take care of everything
The unrivalled joint expertise offered by EVIELIFE and HYDRA EVC is on hand to guide you through the entire process from choice of chargepoint, location, infrastructure, metering, and training of staff.
A wide range of EV chargepoints are available from single output 7kW (suitable for longer events or overnight charging) and dual output 22kW chargers right up to the multi-outlet Rapid DC units usually seen on motorway service stations but fast becoming popular at tourist destinations and businesses catering to guests making shorter visits. All the charging units offered by Hydra EVC are OZEV approved, allowing businesses to claim valuable Government funding towards the cost and installation of public chargepoints. Alternatively, EVIELIFE offer a fully funded profit share model to reduce upfront costs.
See EVIE LIFE and HYDRA EVC on stand 2118 (mezzanine level near to the Hotel Vision Stage) at the Independent Hotel Show at Olympia, London from Tuesday 4th to Wednesday 5th October 2022. You can obtain free tickets to the show HERE
EVIE LIFE – www.evie-life.com