The benefits for the hotel industry are vast. From gaining competitive edge to generating additional revenue, Wattif EV can help hotels and hostelry get ahead in terms of planning and roll-out of an electrical charging infrastructure.
Having EV chargers in hotel car parks, both long and short stay, will attract EV users to the venue, knowing they have the option to charge and park. This will also help utilisation rates as the demand for EV charger-dedicated spaces increases over time, Wattif EV’s solution can adapt accordingly.
Wattif EV offers a flexible finance and ownership solution whereby hotels can opt to wholly own (100% funded by Wattif EV), partially own (50:50) or choose a software and operations-only package. All these options include lifetime ownership costs as well as operations, maintenance and reporting and can be independent of site or location.
Planning and Installation Resource
Wattif EV has a network of installation, commission, service support, remote technical and bureau reporting services. These facilities are provided as part of the package, allowing the hotel to focus on other priority areas where it has more expertise.
Wattif EV has built the whole lifecycle costs of ownership and operation into its packages ensuring no hidden costs for a pre-agreed duration. This allows hotels to better plan and budget for the rollout and future running costs of its EV charger infrastructure.
Specialist Knowledge and Expertise
Wattif EV has the specialist know-how and expertise required to plan, install, run and maintain the EV chargers. With its flexible packages, Wattif EV can also use a hotel’s existing supply chain for the installation and ground works, and provide training for engineers if required.
As the demand for EV chargers increases in line with the use of EV cars and vans, our solution is flexible and can grow accordingly. Individual hotels don’t need to project demand for a one-off delivery or solution, as Wattif EV can expand its infrastructure over time, to meet requirements.
Slow or ‘destination charging’ allows a lower electrical draw on the existing infrastructure. This means that hotels can adopt a charging strategy and roll out EV chargers within its business earlier than predicted. In turn, this means that profits will be generated sooner and can be reinvested into developing the infrastructure further if required.
Depending on the hotel’s procurement and ownership strategy, it can choose to own outright, part own or have use of, EV chargers as per the agreement thanks to Wattif EV’s flexible finance and ownership packages. These can differ according to location or site enabling hotel chains to have a more flexible approach.
Wattif EV’s funding model enables firms to benefit from EV infrastructure cost avoidance, allowing them to deliver other priorities simultaneously. By adopting this EV charger strategy early, they will also be able to meet OZEV and net zero targets sooner.
Air Quality Strategy
The early adoption of an EV charger infrastructure will facilitate the transition to EVs and ultimately, the achievement of air quality objectives the hotel may have.
Allowing Wattif EV to be a partner in an hotel’s EV charger infrastructure will only facilitate and precipitate the achievement of mobility goals and its strategy.
Promoting EV mobility within the business, will provide the necessary infrastructure to accelerate the transition to EVs and achieve the decarbonisation goals for the hotel and its employees.
Climate and Sustainability Goals
Wattif EV’s flexible solutions will aid the rollout of a successful EV strategy, ultimately driving a positive result towards the achievement of climate and sustainability goals.
Net Zero Targets
By having the appropriate infrastructure in place, a hotel will be better placed to achieve its net zero carbon targets, whilst also promoting EV mobility within the business.
A hotel with a developed EV infrastructure will be much better placed to support local OZEV strategies, attract guests, service staff and employees, and generate a revenue stream of its own.
Wattif EV’s flexible packages enable hotels to claim up to 80% of the profit dependent on the finance option chosen for a specific site and/or phase.
Reduction in Carbon Emissions
The early adoption of an EV infrastructure will encourage EV transition and help a hotel achieve its carbon emission target.
Providing EV chargers at hotel sites can provide charging solutions for guests, for employees during working hours and overnight/weekend solutions for fleet or pool cars and vans.
Employees with company EV cars can charge their cars at their place of work, encouraging them to opt-in to the scheme and choose a cost effective EV vehicle over a traditional ICE car.
With the Wattif EV data and utilisation reporting suite, the hotel owners can make informed decisions relating to future targets and expansion of the EVC network at each location and by package type.
As the Wattif EV software isn’t dependent on a specific make or model of charging hardware, it is resilient to changes in technology, therefore futureproofing a hotel’s investment and EVC strategy.
By focusing primarily on fast charging facilities (rapid chargers are also an option), Wattif EV helps to lower the electrical draw on existing infrastructure, allowing companies to roll out an EVC solution quickly and efficiently.
Building the Hotel’s Economy
By having an EVC infrastructure in place, a hotel will make its venue more appealing to EV users countrywide, bringing footfall and revenue.
By having EV charging stations at the hotel location at this stage of EV adoption, will help provide a USP over its competitors and make it more attractive to both prospective employees and guests.
Building the Local Economy
By having an EVC infrastructure in place, a car park will help make an area more appealing to EV users, bringing footfall and revenue and ultimately enabling local businesses to thrive.