Is your hotel behind the trend to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging stations? Or, are you like me, and until researching for this article I didn’t even know there was a trend?
Electric cars and hybrids have been around for a while, and they’ve got to recharge somewhere. At the time of this writing there are approximately 280,000 electric vehicles in North America. By 2020 the number of these cars on the road should reach 3 million (source, www.cleantechnica.com). Current take rates across the United States are small, but in states such as California and Georgia, take rates are just above 5 percent of cars sold. There are municipalities and power companies that have public solutions, and of course, consumers can go to places like Home Depot to purchase their home based charging stations. But what about hotels?
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