Most electric car owners want to charge overnight (at the hotel) when they are on the road.
So if you recognize a hotel owner, you can say a good word about all of us in the electric car community. Ask "how."
There are many reasons to install electric vehicle charging stations, but let's look at the four main reasons why hotel owners need to "upgrade" their parking lots to include electric vehicle charging capability.
One of the biggest benefits of installing EV charging stations in hotels is the ability to attract electric car owners. Obviously, when traveling in a Tesla or other electric car, he has a greater incentive to stay in a hotel equipped with a charging station than in a hotel.
Charging overnight at the hotel eliminates the need to charge the car when the visitor leaves the hotel for another trip. There are more than 20,000 Tesla ports in the U.S., and charging at a hotel is much more convenient than on the road. That goes for all members of the EV community.
That 30 minutes (or more) of financial time is very valuable to some hotel visitors. And it's especially helpful for families for whom long-distance travel should be made as easy as possible.
EV charging stations in hotels are another facility, just like swimming pools or gyms. Sooner or later, customers expect this amenity to be available in all hotels once the rate of EV adoption begins to increase exponentially. Currently, it's a healthy privilege that sets every hotel apart from others.
Indeed, the popular hotel search engine hotel.com recently added an EV charging filter to its platform. Visitors can search for specific hotels, such as those with EV charging stations.
Another benefit of installing EV charging stations at hotels is the revenue generated. While there are upfront costs and ongoing network fees associated with installing a charging station, the fees paid by drivers can offset that investment and generate some revenue from the station's location.
Of course, the amount a charging station can earn depends primarily on a number of factors. However, the cost of charging at a hotel can create a lucrative deal.
Most hotels actively pursue sustainability goals by trying to achieve LEED or GreenPoint certifications. Installing electric vehicle charging stations can help with that.
Electric vehicle charging stations support the importation of electric vehicles, which are proven to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, many green building programs, such as LEED, award electric vehicles.
For hotel chains, demonstrating environmental certification is another way to stand out from the competition. It's also the right thing to do.
Another important benefit of installing electric vehicles in hotels is that they can take advantage of affordability discounts. And electric vehicle affordability discounts can't last forever. Various government agencies are currently offering electric vehicle discounts to encourage electric vehicles. The discounts may disappear when suitable charging stations become available.
Currently, hotels can take advantage of numerous discounts. Many of these discount programs can cover 50% to 80% of the total cost. In dollar terms, this can amount (in some cases) to as much as 15,000. For hotels that go with the season, now is the perfect time to take advantage of these attractive discounts, as they won't last forever.
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