With the government pushing on in its quest to reach net-zero by 2050, more and more businesses are considering the case for installing EV charge points to help both employees and their customers lessen their impact on the environment.
But what’s in it for businesses? Can installing EV charge points deliver more than a mere gesture towards establishing a greener future? As it turns out, there are plenty of benefits beyond a reduced environmental impact.
This post will look at three reasons businesses should take the plunge on EV charging stations today.
#1: Literally Put Your Business On the Map
One of the most significant drawbacks associated with EV driving is range anxiety, with drivers always having one eye on their remaining miles. The good news is that, by offering charging solutions, you can appear on charging maps for anyone looking for a quick top-up nearby.
In other words, as an EV charging provider, your business will be literally put on apps such as Zapmap – providing potential customers with a convenient location to charge their EV. Of course, there are many ways to attract customers and keep them coming back for repeat purchases. But, as the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind.”
With more people considering EVs as an everyday car choice, it is vital to make your business accessible whenever possible so you can continue to draw in new clients and grow your brand’s visibility.
#2: Increase Sales and Diversify Revenue Streams
Just as petrol forecourts make most of their profit from the attached shops, your business can benefit from increased sales as people arrive to initially charge up before going to make several purchases while they wait. Even if you decide to install rapid chargers, that should be more than enough time to encourage your customers to stay a little longer and spend a little more.
Plus, depending on your business model, you may also want to charge your customers for the electricity they use, creating another revenue stream. While some businesses may charge their customers on the spot, others may roll it into the prices of the products and services they sell, giving the appearance of free charging.
#3: Save on Costs and Resources
Going electric can also mean serious savings for your business, especially if you operate a fleet. Not only can you benefit from company car tax savings, but you can also cut down on motoring and related maintenance costs.
Better still, with the grants available for installing charge points, you can save money on the initial installation costs and get your charging infrastructure up and running in a short space of time, allowing you to recoup those savings in a matter of weeks.
Talk to Applegarth Today Regarding EV Charge Point Installation for Your Business
Hopefully, you now have a clearer understanding of the many potential benefits associated with installing EV charging stations at your business premises. From retail outlets to professional services firms, Applegarth can install a charging solution that will assist both your customers and employees in moving towards a greener future.