Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasing in popularity 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 industry 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 EV charging stations at your property, consider sending out employee and client surveys. These surveys will help you assess how many EV charging stations you need. 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 receive your completed surveys, make sure you take into account both the data of current EV owners and future EV owners. If you only install enough EV charging station for the current number of employees and guests who drive an EV, then your property may not be EV-ready for the future. Generally speaking, you’ll want to install enough charging infrastructure for current and future needs.
Consider networked charging. EV charging solutions increase satisfaction of the guests and employees at your hotel or resort. But simply adding EV charging stations is not enough. Another way to increase satisfaction is to ensure that your charging stations are smart networked. With a smart network, potential guests can search for EV charging stations at hotels on popular mapping apps such as PlugShare or Google Maps. After plugging in, they can also check their charging status and get updates. Station owners can use the network to control access, set pricing, or receive usage reports.
Manage your charging. Finally, the last step is to install and manage your stations. With the SemaConnect Network, you can set station access, determine 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 investment.
Electric vehicles are expected to make up 54% of new car sales worldwide by 2040, so it makes sense to install EV charging stations at your 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.