Places That Would Benefit From Having Commercial EV Charging Stations Installed
Over the next five to ten years, it is highly likely that when you’re driving here in the UK, you will see a lot more electric vehicle (EV) drivers as many make the swap to these environmentally friendly cars. Although EVs currently account for only a small proportion of overall vehicle sales, year on year this number has been rising and it is set to continue to do so. Earlier in the year, the Government announced that they were bringing forward their intention to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2035, and this has caused many to consider making the swap.
Of course, as the number of EV drivers increases, it is essential for the number of EV charging points to as well in order to cope with the higher demand. As a business owner, no matter what industry you’re in, you may be wondering whether it would be beneficial to have electric vehicle charging stations installed in your commercial car park and, the truth is that it will be incredibly beneficial for many. Below is a list of a few places that really should consider installing EV charging stations.
There is no denying that it makes sense for hotels to offer their EV driver visitors somewhere to charge their car during their stay. Many people opt to charge their car overnight when they’re at home, so being able to do so when staying elsewhere will be very helpful. It is likely that some EV drivers will specifically look for hotels that have charging solutions, so this may bring in new clientele. Ultimately, installing charging points will help you to stand out from your competitors.
Getting commercial EV charging stations installed at your restaurant will be a nice touch and also a great way to make an additional profit too. You will be surprised by how many people would take advantage of being able to charge their EV whilst they enjoy a nice meal and you may even find that people come in for some food just so they’re able to use your charging station, especially if it is cheaper than other local charging locations.
You may have noticed that some shopping centres have already started to have commercial EV charging stations installed and this is something that you should think about doing too. If your centre is somewhere that people could easily spend all day then you don’t even necessarily need to install rapid/fast chargers either. When your car park is really busy, EV drivers may even pay to charge their car just so they get a good car parking space.
Similarly to shopping centres, lots of supermarkets are starting to install electric vehicle charging points too, however, these are usually for rapid charging which enables shoppers to fill their car battery right up whilst they’re in the store. Again, this can be an additional profit for your supermarket and it is likely that the convenience of charging whilst you shop will appeal to many EV drivers, so it is well worth considering.
Whilst companies who are swapping their fleets to electric vehicles are having EV charging stations installed in their private car parks, it may also be worth business parks/centres considering the installation of public charge points too. If you have lots of visitors to your commercial premises for meetings, for example, or if you have a cafe or something on-site, these EV charging stations may be incredibly beneficial to you.
Getting a commercial EV charging station installed
All in all, it is fair to say that if you’re a business owner for any of the above, it is definitely worthwhile thinking about having commercial EV charging stations installed in the near future. You can guarantee that the need for public charge points is only going to increase and being able to offer this additional service to customers will benefit you in numerous ways. Of course, the fact that there are many apps and websites that list all of the public charging stations will provide you with additional exposure and free marketing too, which is always a bonus.
If you would like to speak to an experienced company about getting commercial EV charging stations installed in more detail, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Vital EV Solutions. We will happily answer any questions you may have and provide you with all the additional information you require. If you wish to go ahead with the installation, we can also provide you with both AC and DC state of the art charge points too. We look forward to assisting you further in this regard.