Did you know:
In the third quarter of 2020, 3.5% of all new vehicles registered in Canada were ZEV (zero emission vehicles and in the first quarter of 2021, 12,693 Battery electric vehicles were registered nationwide. (https://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/topics-start/automotive)
While EV vehicle sales are rising across the nation, have you, as a business owner, ever considered the advantage of investing in EV chargers?
The 2 main reasons:
- It’s a new marketing tool to attract your ideal customers
- It acts as a visual evidence that your business is forward thinking, committed to green initiatives in a sleek, attractive manner.
5 Benefits of adding EV chargers to your business:
Tenant/ customer acquisition
Many EV drivers prefer to charge their vehicles while they shop/eat or seek entertainment. This means your business will become more attractive than your competitors.
Put your business on the Map!
Electric vehicle drivers tend to map out their stops based on where they can charge their vehicle. Some may need just a quick 10 minutes (which can charge some vehicles up to 100km) while others may stop for a few hours to stretch their legs, grab a movie or something to eat. When a business installs EV charging stations, they automatically become part of a national, public network. This means anyone with a smartphone + electric vehicle can find you.
Investing in the future
Car manufacturers like Mercedes Benz have made commitments to electric versions of all of its vehicles by 2022 (yes next year!) Other brands like Volkswagen are releasing EV versions of their beloved family vehicles like the ID. Whether or not you choose to invest now or later, your business will most likely require charging stations in the very near future.
Letting your brand values speak for itself
Charging stations are a great way for your business to show off its commitment to green initiatives without being loud. It creates brand recognition and trust between you and your customers.
Supporting green initiatives
The Canadian government has committed to fostering a greener, clean environment to combat climate change. In July of 2021, the Minister of Transport announced “a mandatory target for all new light-duty cars and passenger trucks sales to be zero-emission by 2035, accelerating Canada’s previous goal of 100 percent sales by 2040.” (https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2021/06/building-a-green-economy-government-of-canada-to-require-100-of-car-and-passenger-truck-sales-be-zero-emission-by-2035-in-canada.html)
Your business can show its support to lowering our collective carbon footprint and leading the way to our new normal.
WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP?
It’s simple, a site assessment. If you are considering installing EV Chargers, allow our team to come in and give you a free assessment. We install all major CSA approved chargers including Chargepoint, Flo, and we are Tesla Certified.