The number of electric vehicles worldwide is on the rise (+41 % in global EV sales in 2020). This growth in EV sales is creating a natural demand for EV charging solutions; in other words, the more EVs on the roads, the bigger the EV charging demand. This alone represents a unique opportunity for retailers as we expect EV drivers to shop where they can charge their vehicles.
ELEVATE YOUR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Equipping your retail store with EV charging services will have two major effects on your business. On the one hand, providing a service that’s high in demand will contribute to increasing your established customers’ loyalty. On the other, it will attract a whole new clientele of EV drivers who will likely shop at your location while charging their batteries. In both cases, you’ll be creating new revenue streams.
BUILD YOUR OWN EV CHARGING BUSINESS
EV charging is a natural value-added service for retail stores as part of their clientele is already driving or will soon be driving EVs. What’s more, a lot of retail businesses also own large parking areas, making it easier to build and provide EV charging services. For instance, retail chains like IKEA or Lidl are already installing EV charging stations at their store locations to develop customer loyalty and secure new sources of revenue. Join them and become a forerunner of e-mobility!
Read our dedicated EV guide for the retail industry and learn about:
- The electric vehicle market outlook and its rapid growth
- How retail businesses can unlock the golden potential of EV charging
- Smart electric vehicle charging: What is it and how does it work?
- The solution: Virta Charging Business as a Service
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