Electric vehicles have become increasingly popular in recent years and are now joining the mainstream car market. In fact, they’re becoming so popular that many hotels and other big players in the service industries are installing electric car charging stations so they can better attract and serve clients. Hotel electric car charging is quickly becoming a needed amenity in service, hospitality, and tourism industries.
Are you looking for ways to future-proof your property and serve your guests’ needs? Installing EV charging stations at your property can help to reduce your CO2 emissions and boost customer satisfaction. Here are a few tips you can use when planning your property’s EV charging stations.
Assess your need for EV charging stations. Before planning to install an EV charging station at your property, consider sending out employee and client surveys. These surveys will help you assess the demand for EV charging stations. Ask your employees and guests if they own an electric vehicle or if they are planning to buy one.
Plan ahead based on the survey data. Once you get your surveys back, make sure you take into account both the data of current EV owners and future EV owners. If you install an EV charging station that’s meant only for the current number of employees and guests who own an EV, then your property may not be EV-ready for the future.
Consider networked charging. Once you start offering EV charging solutions, you’ll increase employee/customer satisfaction with your hotel or resort. But another way you can increase employee/customer satisfaction is by installing networked charging. This way, potential guests can search for EV charging stations on popular mapping apps such as PlugShare or Google Maps and discover your property’s stations. They can also check their charging status and get updates once their car is done charging.
Manage your charging. The last step is to manage your charging network. With the SemaConnect Network, you can restrict station access, set pricing, and view reports. These tools will help you see how your new stations are being used so you can make the best use of your network and management services.
Electric vehicles are expected to make up 54% of new car sales worldwide by 2040. That said, it makes sense to install EV charging stations at your own place of business. Whether you’re looking to install electric car charging at a resort, hotel, or any other kind of commercial property, SemaConnect can help you. To learn more about installing EV charging stations at your property, contact us today.