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How to select the best charging solution for your recreational venture

A whopping 48 percent of the 25 most popular theme parks provide little to no charging facilities while the popularity of electric cars is steadily rising. According to the research of Bungalowparkoverzicht.nl the number of EVs increased by 68% compared to last year. One could argue this means that a large number of visitors that arrive in an EV, expect there to be charging facilities. So do you approach this as an owner of a recreational company?

A huge shortage of charging solutions at recreational companies
According to Bungalowparkoverzicht.nl, 48 percent of the 25 most popular day attractions in the Netherlands lack charging facilities for their patrons. Of this 48 percent, nearly half of the parking lots at theme parks have no access to charging stations at all. Important to note, this research took place in the middle of the COVID-19 period in 2020 when a large number of parks were closed. Numerous recreational facilities have announced they want to include new charging stations following their reopening now they’re allowed to welcome visitors again. A handful of the theme parks included in this research are now talking to various suppliers to implement (more) charging stations. In collaboration with an experienced supplier, E-Flux can deliver wonderful advice to you.

Tips for good charging solutions coming from an expert
When you add a charging station to your parking lot you might encounter some challenges. Is the current electrical network ready for the strain of (extra) charge points and how do you ensure that, for example, you generate electricity sustainably? Below you’ll find information about smart charging solutions as recommended by E-Flux’s expert in this area, Customer Success Manager ‘Floris van Splunter’.

  • Smart Charging
    This is the smart distribution of available electricity geared towards the total capacity (Smart Charging Network & Load Balancing). As a result, you ensure that you can optimally charge a great number of cars without having to request a large electrical connection from the network operator. E-Flux supports the arranging of the Smart Charging and additionally helps with the integration of various energy management systems to ensure there will always be a suitable solution.
  • Charging from the sun
    Charging a car from generated solar energy creates interesting business opportunities. The reason for this is the low cost of sustainably generated electricity vs the adjustable selling price of power through your charge point.
  • Make use of a platform
    E-Flux offers a platform where charging station owners and operators can implement a tariff for charging. All charging sessions are automatically calculated and paid out monthly to ensure you are reimbursed for the charged electricity. Besides this, you have a clear overview of all analytics so you can see the charging information of every location.

The biggest charging lot of the Benelux
Efteling is the only theme park that scored exceptionally high on the availability of charging stations. They have successfully implemented the largest charging lot of the BeNeLux. On this lot, 60 charging stations provide a charging facility where a total of 176 electric cars can charge.

Did you get inspired and now consider including some charging stations in your parking lot?
E-Flux will help you to include more charging stations on your parking lot, have the possibility to maintain various types of charging stations from one clear overview, and always have access to 24/7 support. To find out more about what E-Flux does exactly and which charging solutions are more suitable for your charging lot, read more!

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