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Why small hotels and rental properties need to consider EV charging solutions

30 Jan 2023 10 mins to read
Understanding this, large international hotel chains are installing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure while attracting visitors to their business, reducing their own carbon footprint and presenting their brand as viable and long-lasting for the future.
Why small hotels and rental properties need to consider EV charging solutions
Summary:

However, B&B roadside hotels and small motels, including those in rural areas, can also benefit from investing in EV charging stations. Small towns on major highways and urban highways attract travelers with food, gasoline and perhaps some tourist attractions. But electric cars differ from charging stations, which do not depend on independent power companies. Every local business can set up a charging station to attract customers. This is a great opportunity for rural hotels as well as restaurants and shopping centers.

Attract travelers after restrictions are lifted because of the pandemic 

Attract travelers after restrictions are lifted because of the pandemic

Hotel demand was up 13.7 percent in mid-April and continues to grow as people leave for summer vacation. In a very competitive market, large and small hotels are prominent. Small hotels may not be able to compete with the big chains with expensive UP-designed rooms emitting disinfectant detergent air, but they can look for other ways to show that they have made a positive difference after the pandemic.

Electric car chargers lead to longer stays 

Electric car chargers lead to longer stays

One thing small hotels can do is provide electric chargers as a free service to their guests, even at B&Bs. After the pandemic, they will offer visitors a combination of high-tech and home comforts, including better electric car charging rates. Hotel owners say that the combination of changes will encourage visitors to stay longer than before and bring immediate sales growth as younger, more modern customers are willing to spend money on the wine bar and electric car charging stations.

Generate revenue for your business

Generate revenue for your business

The U.S. intends to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030, and it's clear that electric cars will play a key role in achieving that goal. However, fears about range (the fear that an electric car's batteries will run out on the road if there are no charging stations nearby) remain a barrier to adoption. The fear is especially great for those traveling long distances through the countryside.

Many two-car families prefer to use gasoline cars for long-distance trips, leaving electric cars for daily commutes and trips to areas where they know there is a charger nearby. Knowing that commuters from major cities can charge on the road as easily as they do at home can help popularize electric cars and encourage adoption among existing owners (and your business can generate revenue from these travelers).

Attract local residents to electric vehicle charging stations 

Attract local residents to electric vehicle charging stations

Rural America is home to about 25% of the population, but 94% of suburbanites still use cars with internal combustion engines. Simply installing multiple electric vehicle chargers in hotels and guest houses can provide community members with a place to charge if they have chargers at home.

If the hotel has a bar or restaurant, it can generate additional revenue from locals who stop by for a bite to eat while their cars are charging. Also, if the hotel is within walking distance of other local businesses, the charger will encourage shopping, bring additional tax revenue to the city and support local small businesses. If a store owner has not yet referred outside visitors to a hotel, he or she will probably do so if he or she sees how it attracts visitors to his or her store. The investment in electric car charging stations will soon be worth as much as the cost of a hotel.

Compensate the cost of installing your chargers with incentives

Compensate the cost of installing your chargers with incentives

If you're concerned about the initial investment in electric vehicle chargers at your hotel, find out about the incentives available in your area. In addition to federal tax credits, state and local governments offer rebates and tax credits. Some programs are specifically designed to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in rural and underserved areas.

Charging hotel guests who are not guests can also increase the return on investment. Most electric vehicle owners know that, as with gasoline, the cost of electricity for their vehicle is not free, and they factor the cost of charging into their travel budget. You can charge guests to use your facilities or provide them for free, with other travelers or locals covering the cost. 

Ask ENERGY5 about electric vehicle charging station solutions for your hotel

Ask ENERGY5 about electric vehicle charging station solutions for your hotel

Small hotels and B&Bs may not need a full set of charging stations to serve guests. A few brand-independent charging stations that can serve all the electric car drivers in the area may be enough to attract environmentally conscious and affluent visitors to you. However, it's advisable to install more units now to meet future demand and take full advantage of tax credits.

The ENERGY5 network provides simple and comprehensive EV charging management for EV charging networks of all sizes. We will help you apply for incentives, provide the right infrastructure for EV charging, and get a quick return on your hotel's EV charging station investment. For more information, sign up today.

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patrick nikula6/9/2023, 9:00:00 PM
Small businesses need to be adaptable and responsive to changing technologies and trends in order to stay ahead #innovations #marketadaptation
I have an EV and I always check for charging options before booking a hotel. It's a no-brainer.
Small hotels should advertise their charging stations on their websites. It'll help them stand out.
Do small hotels think they don't need charging solutions? They're wrong. People with EVs want to travel too.
C'mon small hotels, get hip! You'll attract more customers if you cater to EV drivers.
Laurie Decapite5/22/2023, 10:29:29 AM
Yo, small hotels and rental properties should def get on board with EV charging. People want to be able to charge their cars overnight!
EV charging isn't just good for the environment, it's good for business.
EVs are the future, so it makes sense for hotels to offer charging. If they don't, they'll be left behind.
If rental properties want to attract EV drivers, they need to offer charging too. It's simple.
Do you think hotels should offer free charging or charge a fee?
Why would I stay at a hotel that doesn't have EV charging? It's 2021, get with the times!
How much does it cost a hotel to install charging stations? Will it pay off in the end?
Is there a company that specializes in EV charging solutions for hotels and rental properties?
What kind of charging solutions are available for small hotels? Are there affordable options?
What are the benefits of offering EV charging for hotels and rental properties?

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Energy5 EV Charging solutions comprise a full range of end-to-end turnkey services for businesses. From permitting to incentive acquisition to installation, management software, and down-the-road maintenance, Energy5 streamlines the whole process every step of the way.
Address
300 W Somerdale Rd, Suite 5, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
Email address
hello@energy5.com
Phone number
(856) 412-4645