Charging infrastructure for parking owners | Guest blog

The future is electric. More and more businesses are opting for electric company vehicles, and individuals are also making the switch. Consequently, the demand for publicly accessible charging infrastructure is growing rapidly. Since not everyone has a charging solution at home, charging infrastructure on the go or at the destination is also essential. One of these solutions lies in providing charging infrastructure by parking owners. But why should a parking owner invest in this?

There is a significant and increasing demand for charging infrastructure, including normal, fast, and ultra-fast charging. The establishment of fast charging infrastructure is a crucial element in meeting charging needs, especially as an on-the-way charging solution. Retail parking lots, for example, are often suitable for this because they are frequently publicly accessible. Does every location have potential? No. As with retail stores, three key factors come into play: location, location, and location. Is the location on a major traffic route? Are there many local visitors? Do many people live nearby? Is there existing competition? Can I connect to the power grid? All these questions together determine whether there is potential to invest in charging infrastructure.

But why is it so beneficial for parking owners to invest in charging infrastructure? Well, there's a lot to gain here. You can earn additional income from the charging process itself. Public charging stations offer a significant revenue opportunity. Furthermore, you can attract additional customers to your stores or satisfy your existing customers with electric vehicles. Finally, it also contributes to your positioning as a sustainable retailer who is making a contribution to the environment.

But how should you approach this investment? How do you determine the potential of your location? What type of charging infrastructure is best? And which Charging Point Operator should you partner with to ensure a hassle-free experience and maximum returns? These are questions that require some research to answer. The New Drive and RetailSonar are here to assist you in this journey. Through the approach outlined below, we can help you make strategic decisions, forecasts, and business cases and provide support up to and including the implementation. Thanks to RetailSonar's expertise, we perform a quick scan of your locations and highlight their potential. The New Drive then builds on this information and turns it into something feasible and applicable.

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