Attracting Electric Vehicle Customers and Extending Store Visits for Retailers
A new wave of electric vehicles (EVs) entering the market place has created an abundance of EV drivers looking for places to charge their electric cars where they shop, eat and play. As an entrepreneurial retailer, you can seize this opportunity to generate revenue, draw new customers for longer periods of time, and advertise your leadership in stewarding energy independence by offering EV charging for your preferred customers. However, as a profitable business owner whose reputation is founded on customer satisfaction, you require a reliable, easy to use, cost effective solution. You must be able to ensure your customers remain satisfied and that you have the tools to ensure you’re not distracted from your core business and not negatively affecting your bottom line.
You can use networked chargers to:
Build revenue, attract new business
Choose if your charging stations are accessed for free, or for a fee and have usage fees automatically collected and transferred to your bank accounts. Post custom advertizing and greetings on the charging station display.
Provide secure access for preferred customers
You control who may access your charging stations to create low cost or free charging services for preferred customers that have visited your store or restaurant.
Networked charging stations take care of drivers so you don’t have to. Drivers won’t need to distract you if they require help with the charging system by calling the network support center toll-free number at any time. The network also keeps drivers informed of their vehicle charging status with text and email messages indicating any change in their vehicle charging status.
Easily manage your return on investment
Track and to monitor information including electricity used, greenhouse gas and gasoline savings. You can export and combine the data with other accounting systems to manage expenses and calculate equivalents for other energy savings.
Protect customer safety and limit liability
Stations will only energize a charging session if they are in good working order, the user is safely isolated from electricity, and access is authorized over the network.
Save with utility programs and incentives
Utility-grade meters and the ability to communicate with other Smart Grid systems enable demand response, time-of-use pricing, and other Smart Grid programs provided by the Utility.
Start now, be prepared for the future
Remotely upgrade charging stations to accommodate future advancement in electric vehicle charging needs and can scale to millions of charging stations allowing you to provide electric vehicle charging services today and meet growing demands of the future. With smart, networked charging, you can generate revenue and attract new retail customers for longer periods of time without sacrificing customer satisfaction or negatively affecting your bottom line.