EV charging for your commercial premises car park - the options
With the EV revolution in full swing, it’s time for business and industry to think about EV charging stations.
As EVs drivers ourselves, our team are familiar with the challenges and rewards that come with using them day-to-day.
EV ownership is growing, both here in Australia and globally. This year will see another nine family-and-budget-friendly EVs hit local roads and, as the benefits of owning one become more widely understood, low emission vehicles are guaranteed to become a fixture.
For EV owners, charging up is a way of life. From the school run and work commute, shopping or travelling, a range of EV hardware is being installed by owners as a way of catering for EV uptake, both now and in future.
Anecdotally, our team knows that people will change their usual habits and choose to spend their money at shopping centres that have a 30amp charge point. Why not top up the battery while you’re getting a coffee? In apartment buildings, government, office and commercial spaces, EV charge points have moved from being a ‘nice to have for the triple bottom line’ to an in-demand parking space for EV-owning residents, staff and visitors.
Across Australia, commercial service providers in industries such as automotive repairs, health and fitness, education, medical, logistic, transport, creative and digital are recognising the importance of actioning a solid EV charging plan. Not only for their own use, but as a way of value-adding for existing clients (plus attracting new ones).
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There's no doubt battery electric vehicles are here to stay
And, if you'd like to get on board, here are just a few benefits of installing publicly accessible EV charging facilities.
Charging stations will be competitive differentiators - Your location becomes a point of difference and will attract more public to your business, workplace or public location.
Increasing customer dwell time while building brand loyalty - The pay off for retailers, malls, and retail developers is the consumer "linger factor" - which can, in turn, lead to an increase in dollars spent per EV driver
Make a statement - EV charging station at business locations sends a message to the public about the values of the corporation. It tags you as being environmentally friendly, conscientious and forward-thinking. If you're an employer it encourages and empowers employees to hold the same values.
Attract and retain high-quality employees - Adding EV charging stations to company buildings is a huge perk for employees—it encourages and eases their experience using EV vehicles.
Cross-promotions, rewards and goodwill - Many of EV charging stations can offer branding, advertising, and cross-promotional opportunities. The Cylon unit, in particular, has ample space for your logo and corporate messages.
Westfield Woden (ACT) shopping centre deployment of two Cylons
Easy EV charging management for commercial car parks
As Australia and New Zealand moves towards a transport transition for both personal and commercial vehicles, it's important to consider a range of factors before choosing the right EV charging options for your business, such as:
EV charger access control via a smart phone app.
Automated billing solutions to avoid management overheads.
EV drivers change their habits to support businesses with EV charging
There's no doubt that installing charging stations for advanced electric vehicles sends a strong message to your customers.
The presence of an EV charging station in the car park brings an added cache of value and customer service to your business. It's also sure to generate interest among customers considering joining the EV community; drivers who no longer make expensive trips to the servos - and whose members will remember your brand as a convenient charging stop and a corporation that's on the forefront of the clean transportation revolution.
We work with you to not only reduce the installation costs (we have a few tricks up our sleeve) but also keep the run/operational costs in check too. Ask us how!