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Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Station

Loved the post about the phone chargers so let me explain…

I own a vineyard and use two of the rooms in my home as dog-friendly accommodations for wine tourists and others touring our valley. My AirBnB business is really seasonal and I’m in the process of building a tasting room.

Here’s my question: Have any other hosts installed an EV fast charging station on their property?
Was it helpful to advertise that fact?

I guess the answer depends on the percentage of your visitors drive electric cars. Here in SW Florida where I am, the number is miniscule, and so would be any possible advertising gain.

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There are a couple of posts in this thread from hosts that installed EV chargers in their Airbnb listings.

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Tesla will give you equipment if you meet their standards and put you on their charging map as a destination charger. Google Tesla destination partners…

RR

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I was interested to know what percentage of cars on the road (in the US) are electric. Wikipedia said (data from 2018) that the number is 0.45% which seems ridiculously low to me. I probably read the data incorrectly.

But in all my years of hosting, I’ve only had one person ask if they could plug in their car.

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The percentage is low but it’s growing quickly. If you are in a position to offer a charging station it seems like a good way to attract guests, and a kind of guest I find appealing. It sounds perfect for the TheRock’s listing.

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I work in the energy industry and the percent of electric cars is an important statistic for us. 0.45% is about right as long as you exclude hybrids such as the Prius.

I expect that California is higher but is probably still less than 5%.

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For now…

This is changing quickly, in 20 years ICE cars will be a unaffordable relic. Governments need to tax gas so high that people move over to EV’s

We are killing our planet.

RR

And there is also a Chrome Extension that people can add that will show them the airbnbs with chargers.

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There are also phone apps like PlugShare

RR

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In 20 years there will still be ICE. EV is not sustainable in the long run.

Hydrogen and a massive increase in public transportation are the only solutions, to get away from oil based fuels.

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Thanx. I will definitely need to check that out when I’m on my laptop!

I have a Plug-in Hybrid EV (Chevy Volt) and am guessing that the 0.45% is for purely electric so not PHEVs.

I installed one in my house for me and offer it in Airbnb and several charging apps. I haven’t had anyone use it except a friend who I had asked to supervise my self install since he had already done his own.

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