Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are Becoming An Important Lodging Guest Amenity

For the lodging industry, the growth of electric vehicles provide both challenges and opportunities to ownership and management. As ownership of EVs increases and the average range of pure electric vehicles closes in on 300 miles, EV-driving guests will be taking more road trips and increasingly expect that lodging hosts offer several charging station options on their property.

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Presentation: “When Will EVs ‘Cross the Chasm’ Into the Mainstream in the US?”

In this article I share selected screenshots of several slides from the 36-slide presentation – “When Will EVs ‘Cross the Chasm’ Into the Mainstream in the US?” – and add some underlying comments to provide a high-level flavor of my presentation.

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Electric Vehicles Aren’t Weird Looking Anymore, But Is That a Good Thing?

In a few years when EVs start to become more mainstream, being normal and just being viewed as another car will be a good thing. But for the near term, and in markets where EVs are primarily only being purchased by “early adopters,” EV models have to stand out and be differentiated in a fairly significant way to see exceptional sales.

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“More Charging Stations” Biggest Factor to Increase EV Purchases: Volvo Car USA/The Harris Poll

Range, cost competitiveness and availability of charging stations remain the top barriers to EV adoption, according to recently released survey results from Volvo Car USA/The Harris Poll. As the average range of US available BEVs heads toward 250 miles, automakers will need to focus significant resources on EV charging infrastructure.

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15 Shifts: How The Transition to Electric Vehicles Will Transform Industries, Jobs and the Environment

The transition to electric vehicles is poised to reshape many industries, jobs, economies and the environment. Most of these shifts will be positive in the long run, but some will create disruption and pain during the transition off of fossil fuels.

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