How to Attract Guests and Earn Extra Money with Electric Vehicle Charging at Your Vacation Rental Property
The U.S. economy is experiencing two significant shifts. First, more and more travelers are ditching hotels and using private accommodation rental services like Airbnb and VRBO – with the U.S. market alone valued at over $36.6B as of 2018. Meanwhile, more consumers are buying electric vehicles (EVs) instead of traditional gas-powered vehicles, led by astounding Tesla sales and popularity.
The electric vehicle market is on the rise. It’s no surprise that automakers wanted to show off their latest electric and plug-in hybrid models at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The featured battery powered vehicles are promising more luxury, space, affordability, and range. Luxury vehicle manufacturers, such as Jaguarand Audi, are making a splash in the electric community with the introduction of their first all-electric models. Start up carmakers, Rivian and BYTON, are gaining the spotlight by creating game changing all-electric concept cars which are expected to reach production in 2020. The new battery electric vehicles, hybrids, and concept cars that were showcased at the LA Auto Show this year are highlighted below. Keep reading to learn more about the exciting new technological developments changing the auto industry.
Part 1 of 2
An Automated Future
A fully autonomous vehicle where you never touch the steering wheel, brakes, or gas pedal is still at least a few years out, but not as far out as you might think. 2021 is the year Ford claims it would roll out such a vehicle and recent real-world demonstrations make vehicle automation a near-term reality.
Did you know the first electric car was developed in 1890 by William Morrison in Iowa? In 1898, Porsche released its own electric car, and by 1900, New York City had a fleet of more than 60 electric taxis! But without available widespread electricity across rural America, the internal combustion engine (ICE) car proceeded to eliminate the demand for electric cars by the 1930s.
For many of us, summer is the time for road tripping, whether it’s taking the kids to the beach or driving across the country to visit family. Regardless of your destination, you want a reliable and comfortable vehicle to get you there.
Part 2 of 2
In Part 1 of this series, we compared the impacts of autonomous vehicle (AV) adoption over conventional vehicles (CVs) and determined that AVs could have the potential to provide considerable economic, social, safety and environmental benefits. As discussed before, light-duty AVs can reduce petroleum use and resulting emissions through improved efficiency, better routing, lower traffic congestion, and the enabling of electric powertrains. In Part 2, we look at the effects of AVs on the environment in detail with regards to the combination of changes in use intensity, energy intensity and fuel intensity.
It’s little wonder why the electric vehicle (EV) revolution has a growing number of devotees. EVs have the potential to clean up our transportation system (which happens to be our largest contributor to climate pollution), plus the transportation transformation would reduce what consumers pay to get around. So why isn’t everyone buying an EV? Well it depends who you ask, so why don’t we take a look at recent survey results to see the bigger picture.
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Much anticipated and for good reason, Tesla’s new Model 3 sedan has caused major uproar in the EV world. Why? At an affordable price of $35,000 and a game-changing driving range of up to 310 miles on a single charge, the sedan is first of its kind to deliver luxury, reliability, and affordability. Notably, the sedan has a waitlist of 500,000 people who have already put down a $1,000 deposit awaiting their chances to experience what the Model 3 has to offer.
Electric vehicle (EV) battery costs have fallen 80% in just 6 years. This trend along with government incentives and the growing popularity driving the mass production of EVs, is now debunking the notion that EVs are too expensive to purchase for the general population.
Efforts to protect the planet and curb climate change are on the rise across the globe. Many nations are deploying electric mobility initiatives to increase clean energy transportation. Not only do these initiatives help to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, they also improve urban health conditions. Wondering what everyone around the world is doing to accelerate EV driving? We’ve got you covered: