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Ever wonder how Electric Vehicle Charging Stations benefit Shopping Malls?

Not only does the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations help open a new demographic to market, but also allows your organization to make a strong message on your environmental commitments.

Ever wonder how Electric Vehicle Charging Stations benefit Shopping Malls?

Have you been looking for a new pair of wheels for 2019? If so, you’ve probably noticed an increase in electric vehicles (EVs) offered at your neighborhood dealership. Sure, it’s good for the environment, but did you know it is great for local business too?

From why the “switch to EV” is happening, to EVs in Canada and how your shopping mall can benefit, we have the answers below.

Why Electric Cars?
While cars, vans, trucks, SUVs and the like have traditionally relied on fossil fuels to fire their engines in the past, these are soon going to be on their way out. As with many traditional energy sources, they are finite, and we’re already beginning to see the negative effects on both our environment and wallets.

With EVs, owners can save on average $1500 to $2000 a year on fuel and maintenance alone. And, an electric vehicle can drop your emissions down by 90%!

Electric Cars in Canada
Today, Canada has over 42,000 electric vehicles on the road from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia. While this number may seem small, it’s been growing since the late ’90s and early 2000’s when all-electric vehicles first began to be mass-produced by big automotive companies like Honda, GM, Nissan, Ford, Toyota and more. The biggest challenge with Canadians wanting to get into the market was the large distances between cities and towns with charging stations, and the longevity of the car’s battery itself.

Since that time, leaps and bounds have been made in terms of energy capacity and the expansion of Canada’s charging stations in general. A quick glance at the country’s existing charging network speaks for itself with over 5000 public charging stations dotting the map. With this coverage, you’re probably wondering if your shopping mall can benefit – and the answer yes.

How Your Shopping Mall Can Benefit
Shopping malls are optimal locations to have EV charging stations because they benefit both the EV owner and the retailers themselves. Current charging stations come in three levels, with the most popular public option being Level 2, requiring 3 – 8 hours to fill charge in an EV car. This provides a fantastic window of time for the owner to browse, shop, eat and explore at a shopping mall or retail location while their car charges outside.

Not only does this help open a new demographic to market to, but also allows your organization to make a strong message on your environmental commitments. Once installed, you can even share it with the growing EV community on charging maps to further draw clientele.

Interested in Getting a Charging Station Installed?
If providing a new charging solution to your community (and gaining more customers with it) is on your to-do list, we can help you get the job done. Contact us so we can start planning your move to greener technology (and increased business) today.


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