We’re always keeping one ear to the ground when it comes to exploring better, more sustainable approaches to operating within the hospitality industry. So it’s no surprise we’re excited about our recent collaboration with the team at EVC – the UK’s first fully funded provider of EV Chargers to all sectors.
The time to act is now
The UK government has set a new target to increase the number of electric car chargers more than ten times to 300,000 by 2030 after heavy criticism that the rollout of public infrastructure is too slow to match rapid growth in sales.
Whether you’re a limited or full service hotel or a 5-star independent venue the time to invest in electric vehicle (EV) charging points has arrived. With an estimated 36 million electric vehicles on UK roads by 2040, it has never been more important to ensure you have adequate infrastructure in place to cope with the influx.
Ahead of the game
By providing EV charging points for your guests, you’re accommodating this change in lifestyle which consumers will appreciate. Investing in greener technology and infrastructure allows you to better service your customers and staff who are making the switch to electric and need peace of mind their vehicles can be charged whilst at work whilst travelling on business or on a leisure break.
Installing charge points at destination locations such as hotels, offers a multitude of benefits for guests, and businesses. Providing EV chargers allows businesses to showcase their commitment to net zero, as well as increasing dwell-time whilst visitors charge their vehicles. The increased dwell-time means visitors and guests have the opportunity to spend more time visiting local amenities, ultimately increasing revenue for the business.
“At EVC, we are delighted to partner with mission: net zero to highlight and provide the necessary EV charging infrastructure to the hospitality industry. In recent months, we have seen a vast increase in motorists making the switch to electric, and hospitality destinations provide a perfect location for those EV drivers to top up on a short stay, or charge overnight when staying at an establishment. We expect to see EV charge points become a necessity for guests in the months to come.”
Nick Ballamy | Managing Director, EVC
With hotels needing to meet the increasing demand for electric vehicle charging facilities we are pleased that we can be part of this much needed EV revolution for the hospitality industry and look forward to working closely with EVC.
“The fully funded finance model with zero capital and operating costs operated by EVC together with a potential guaranteed minimum rental income and generous revenue share model is proving popular with hotel owners and operators. As is the flexible upgrade path that EVC build in to minimise disruption in meeting the demands of electric vehicle drivers of the future.”
Simon Catterick | Chief Executive Office, mission: net zero