Sustainability is a term you hear a lot. It seems to apply to nearly everything we do.
When it comes to the electric car? It’s the whole reason for its existence. With natural gas a rapidly dwindling resource, the commercial electric car remains one of our best hopes for uninterrupted, quality transportation. Cultivating this means moving beyond sentiment and creating a more accessible world for these innovative creations, up to and including the commercial charging station. Simply having one on your property will send a message that ripples throughout the world itself.
Should you buy electric car charging stations this year? It’s best not to wait until the last minute. Let’s take a look.
Living in a green world takes work. This is a commitment more than a few companies are working toward. Waste reduction, for starters, is an absolute must — plastic waste is reaching astronomical levels, clogging oceans and helping destroy entire species. Urban pollution is particularly bad in some areas, with just one incident of run-off able to affect communities and nearby animal populations. Some departments have had to step in to incite change, creating laws on unnecessary idling and promising fines when they’re not met.
Solar energy is another resource you’ve likely heard of. Able to provide clean energy with far less environmental waste, solar panels are starting to trickle into every corner of society. You can find them at some gas stations, you can spot them on the rooftops of homes…even some technology, like smart watches, come with solar benefits. Yes, sustainability is certainly a dynamic concept. A commercial charging station is just one in an increasingly long line of ideas.
Carbon emissions are reaching such a point some are swearing off traditional vehicles entirely. Fueling a car with electricity is roughly the same as gas at $1 a gallon with gasoline. The electric car has seen increased prominence these past few years, though it will take more accessibility to make them truly common. According to a 2017 Bloomberg report electric vehicles will make up the majority of new car sales once 2040 arrives, which is enough time for you to get comfortable with the best commercial EV charging stations. Many aren’t waiting on businesses to change first.
Did you know there’s additional government incentive to buying an electric car? The United States Department Of Energy offers a federal incentive program that offers up to $7,500 in federal tax credits for purchasing an electric vehicle. Plug-in electric vehicles, wonderfully enough, are now considered viable for most lifestyles and budgets. More than two dozen models are commercially available, ranging in size and speed, and some 800,000 Americans have made the switch. An electric car charging station will be the beacon that your future customers flock to.
Customers are expecting more and more out of the establishments they frequent. Charging your electric car at a hotel, to them, is just the cherry on top. The U.S. electric vehicle (or EV) market posted a very solid first half in 2017, growing an impressive 40% year-to-year. By the time December came around there were an estimated 20,000 public and private charging stations. Keep in mind that, for every 25 EV charging and parking stations there must be at least one extra wide, ADA-compliant space.
To sustain the environment we need to increase our options. A commercial charging station at your resort, hotel, or establishment will do just that.