As electric vehicles grow in popularity, more and more businesses are taking advantage of the opportunity they present. In the UK, there are over 195,000 registered EVs and this number is continuously growing. The National Grid has high hopes for the number of electric vehicles that will be used by British drivers. It is anticipated that there will be as many as 36 million EVs on the UK’s roads by 2040. The government has pledged to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by that time. Therefore, a dramatic rise in EVs is inevitable. If you are a business, you can cash in on the opportunity by installing an EV charge point. You can benefit from the decision whilst also helping the government by contributing to the EV charge point network. The following advantages of EV charger installation for businesses will help you make a decision.
Boost Your Footfall
To meet the future charging demands of EVs in the UK, there are plans in place to install around 29,000 EV charging points. About 85% of these will be rapid or fast chargers. Since EV drivers will always need somewhere to charge, the demand for EV charge points is only going to increase. Ideally, these drivers would like to charge somewhere they can spend a bit of time. Installing an EV charge point is a fantastic opportunity for businesses such as supermarkets, shops and retails parks to boost footfall and generate more sales. Apps like Pod-Point and Zap-Map are used by EV drivers to find a location to charge their vehicle. When you install EV chargers on your premises, these apps will also feature your business and it will help to boost the number of visitors.
Increase The Customer Visit Duration
It takes around 30 minutes to 2 hours for EVs to charge fully. Most EV charge points provide about 80 miles worth of energy for every hour an EV is plugged in. Visitors to your business are likely to stay for an extended period of time so they can charge their vehicle sufficiently. This provides you with the perfect opportunity to introduce EV drivers to all the products and services you have on offer.
Generate Revenue By Selling Electricity
When you install EV charge points on your business premises, you get to earn additional revenue by simply selling electricity to EV drivers. You get to retain some profit for selling electricity. Besides, you can easily install a few EV charging points and earn more revenue in return.
Create An Incentive for Customers
EV charger installation provides you with the opportunity to incentivise customers to pay a visit to your business. You could even offer discounted or free charging for their loyalty. It will help strengthen customer loyalty and it would be a lot harder for competitors to target them unless they can also offer EV charging.
There is no denying that EVs are the future. If you want to increase the number of visitors to your business you need to install EV chargers now. They will help to make your business future proof.
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Applegarth Engineering specialises in the installation of EV chargers in Liverpool, Wirral, Chester and Cheshire for homeowners and businesses. Call us on 0151 645 8350 or email our team at email@example.com.