In 2020, over 200,000 electric car owners decided to stay at accommodation that provided car charging facilities over those that did not. As a result, these owners have seen increased occupancy rates PLUS this service offers another stream of revenue by charging customers for the use of their charger(s).
Current data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows electric vehicles (EV) accounted for almost 10% of new cars registrations so far in 2021 and that there are currently over half a million electrified cars on UK roads.
This is set to increase as the focus from the major manufacturers shifts to EV from internal combustion engines (ICE)
Offering your customers on-site charging at your accommodation will set you apart from your competition and will be highly appreciated by your customers who won’t have to travel to charge their cars whilst on holiday – who wants that extra aggravation?!
Please consider the scenario of an EV owner family who want to visit you for their holiday.
Depending on their EV range, at some point during their holiday they will almost certainly need to re-charge their EV.
They choose accommodation that DOES NOT have an EV charging facility on site – so have to:-
• Plan their trip to visit a charger on route to give them enough charge for their days out.
• Or plan a visit to a charger somewhere as near as possible to their holiday venue. This will mean waiting about for it to charge.
• AND, likely have to re-charge before they set off for home.
OR – they choose you!
They arrive, plug in and are then ready for the rest of their holiday. Job done!
Consider the normal business guest.
They will have had a busy day with lots of driving and meetings and want to relax for the evening.
What they don’t want, is to have to plan an extra stop to charge their EV before they get to you.
They want to arrive, plug in and start their evening.
Please call us on 01905 620179 or 07712 811552 to find out more and book your free survey.