When I started in the hospitality industry, guests who needed to charge their electric cars didn’t exist – electric cars were many years in the future.
Gradually though, the USA followed Europe and we saw hybrid cars, then full electric vehicles became increasingly commonplace and it seems these days that guests arriving in their electric cars are more usual than those turning up in the ‘old-fashioned’ versions.
At first, it was common for guests to ask to charge their vehicles overnight but charging stations soon appeared. For instance, the current information for my city is that it…
… has 147 public charging station ports (Level 2 and Level 3) within 15km. 86% of the ports are level 2 charging ports and 55% of the ports offer free charges for your electric car.
This information comes from the ChargeHub website which has great information about where charging stations can be located. In fact, on the website, you’ll also find code that allows you to add an embed code showing local charging stations to add to your website. This creates a local map for you, (See below).
This helps your guests to find the nearest place to charge their vehicle.
Even better – a guest gave me this tip – you can suggest that your own guests download the ChargeHub app, if they haven’t already done so. This isn’t just an extra convenience you offer your guests, they’ll think of the wonderful stay they had with you every time they use the app to locate a charging station.
JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.