There’s a double benefit to installing EV charging points at petrol stations, mechanical workshops and tyre servicing centres…
…mainly, that you’ll get the jump on your competitors by catering to current and future EV drivers. All while building a base of repeat customers who appreciate a full charge while waiting for their EV to be serviced.
Petrol station EV charging
Firstly, while it might seem contradictory to install EV charging at petrol stations, the simple fact is that the EV revolution is coming. Creating a space for electric vehicle charging is not only becoming common, but will become an essential offering next to the bowser. In addition, we reckon, will soon be the ONLY way to ‘refuel’ personal and commercial transport vehicles.
We understand that you’re in business so, naturally, monetising your EV charging points is important. The management of pay-per-charge EV points can be done a number of ways, as can the ongoing maintenance. And, if your petrol station serves refreshments – and most do – you have a captive paying audience for the time it takes to charge up.
Most importantly, can you afford not to install charge points? In other parts of the world, even the big oil guys are connecting with EV owners. Certainly, as new EVs hit the Aussie and NZ market, the demand will only get stronger.
Auto services EV charging
We think this is a no brainer. Particularly, if you are a customer-facing business that provides anything to do with automotive parts, servicing, sales or tyres, a single, or multi-site, EV charge point should be on your radar.
Whether your customers sit in a waiting room or leave their vehicle with you and zoom off in a courtesy car, every and all EV owning customer will love the fact you’ve returned their wheels to them with a full tank of electrons.
We were delighted to be JAX Tyres EV charging partner, installing AURA universal chargers at each of their 89 sites. What’s in it for them? Well, for a moderate investment, they’ve already received nationwide publicity and attributable sales. And our partnership has really only just begun!
In short, by providing a value-add service for the rapidly growing (and enthusiastic!) group of EV owners in Australia and New Zealand, you’re helping to accelerate the uptake of sustainable transport for personal, commercial and fleet owners. Similarly, taking a groundbreaking step like this will push you well ahead of a very competitive market.