Hotel chains are embracing EV charging infrastructure, recognizing the benefits electric vehicle chargers bring to their business. It attracts guests to the property and shows these facilities are reducing their carbon footprint and thinking about a sustainable future.
Small individual hotels and bed-and-breakfasts (B&Bs) can also benefit from EV charging. Tourists often stop in smaller towns for the attractions, food, gas, and overnight lodging.
Adding standalone EV chargers is something any size business can do. It will help attract more customers to smaller properties in rural areas. Still not sure if EV charging is right for your small hotel? Here are some benefits you are missing out on.
Attract Guests as COVID-19 Restrictions Lift
Restrictions imposed during the pandemic are lifting, and Americans are starting to travel. In April, consumer demand for hotel rooms increased by 13.7%, and it’s expected to continue to rise throughout the fall.
Smaller hotels and B&Bs are looking for ways to stand out from the big chains offering renovated and heavily advertised sanitized rooms. EV charging for small hotels is one way they can show customers they are making positive changes to the property.
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EV Charging for Small Hotels Equals Longer Guest Stays
EV charging for B&Bs and small hotels is one way you can tempt guests to stay longer. Independent hotels taking advantage of rebates and other financial incentives during the pandemic shutdown are seeing their guests stay longer.
They are also noticing a change in clientele. The EV charging infrastructure is attracting younger guests that are willing to spend their money.
Boost Hotel Revenue
The United States is working to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030. Electric vehicles are playing a key role in reaching our emissions goal, but drivers still worry about range. A lack of EV charging infrastructure in rural areas may keep guests from visiting your property.
Adding EV charging for your small hotel alleviates drivers’ worries of dead vehicle batteries while generating additional revenue for your property.
That last sentence really caught your attention. You may be wondering how you can use EV chargers to increase your hotel or B&Bs revenue stream. We break down the whole process in our blog; How to Make Money from an EV Charging Station.
Bring in Local Business with EV Chargers
Did you know around 25% of the American population lives in rural areas? Your small hotel can also attract local business by installing EV chargers. Even though 94% of your rural neighbors are still driving vehicles powered by fossil fuel, there is 6% who have upgraded to electric vehicles.
Installing the standalone chargers on the property will attract locals. It can also result in local store owners sending business your way when their customers need to charge their vehicles.
You can decide who uses your chargers for free, like hotel guests, and charge others a nominal fee to offset the electricity costs.
Offset EV Charging Installation Costs with Incentives
The cost of installing EV chargers can be off-putting to small hotel and B&B owners. There are ways you can offset the costs.
Most states are offering financial incentives to businesses that adopt EV charging. You can also take advantage of local and federal rebates. There are also tax incentives that will help you see a faster return on the investment.
EV chargers also allow you to determine who pays for charging, and how much. You can program the infrastructure to let hotel guests charge their vehicles for free. Adding one as a hotel amenity attracts new guests and encourages them to stay longer. Charging locals and visitors will help you cover the installation costs and bring in additional revenue.
Apogee Charging Solutions offers a turn-key EV charger experience, including tax credit, rebate, and incentive management (this is important because they are stackable), as well as financing for both EV charging products and installation. To speak with an Apogee Charging Solutions EV charging specialist, click the button below to schedule a call.
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