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Protect your guests and your profits with EV charging solutions for rentals

Charging electric vehicles at rental properties advertised on the likes of Airbnb, Vrbo and Booking.com is easier and more cost-effective than ever — thanks to our EV charging technology and state-of-the-art app. 

Did you know that more than 78,000 Airbnb listings now feature electric vehicle charging? As the number of EVs on the road continues to rise, giving your guests a safe and economical way to charge is essential for a number of reasons. 

Protect your home and your guests

When Airbnb and Vrbo guests don’t have access to dedicated EV charging equipment, they often turn to potentially dangerous portable chargers — plugged directly into a power outlet. While unlikely, this could pose a danger to both your property and your guests. 

Manage your energy costs

While your guests might be delighted at the prospect of grabbing some free electricity for their journey home, you could be left counting the cost. If just 10% of your guests have an EV, your energy bills could soar — while your profits take a dive. You could save money by using an EV-specific energy tariff. Cord chargers are compatible with almost all EV tariffs.

Competitive advantage

Setting up EV charging distinguishes your property from others and gives guests another reason to choose your Airbnb or Booking.com listing over others.

Generate revenue

Charging for EV charging sessions can generate additional income for Airbnb hosts, thus enhancing profitability.

Demonstrate environmental responsibility

Providing EV charging demonstrates a commitment to environmental stewardship, which will appeal to environmentally conscious guests.

Support the growing EV market

With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, catering to EV drivers can broaden your property's appeal and potentially attract more bookings.

If you are a registered business you may also be eligible for £350 off the cost of the charger through the OZEV Government grant scheme.

What you can do to protect your Airbnb profits

Fortunately, protecting your home and your income from inappropriate EV charging isn’t rocket science — particularly when you have a specialist like Cord in your corner. 

Communicate your EV charging policy clearly

Create an EV charging policy, and include it in your Airbnb and rental listings. If you charge, state the fees clearly and transparently. And make sure you offer step-by-step guidance on how to charge EV cars safely — perhaps in your guest welcome pack. 

Install an easy-to-use EV charger

A dedicated chargepoint supplied and installed by Cord offers something for everyone. Your guests get a safe and convenient way to charge their vehicle, and you cover your energy costs by charging guests and setting access costs via a user-friendly app. You can even set a rate that earns you money and adds to the profitability of your rental. 

Regularly monitor EV charging usage

Cord EV charging systems allow you to monitor usage via an app. This can provide you with the information you need to set rates, choose energy tariffs and protect your financial interests. 

It’s also important to check your property for signs of unauthorised EV charging. If you suspect this has happened during a stay, it might be worth reaching out and communicating your EV charging policies again. 

Cord EV chargers are perfect for Airbnb owners
 

Here at Cord, we tailor solutions to the needs of individual rental owners. From the speeds we offer to the locations we choose, everything is planned meticulously to ensure you and your guests get the best possible experience. 

Together with the Monta app, Cord chargers monitor electricity usage accurately — and deliver the information in an easy-to-understand format. The app also shows you how much EV charging is costing you. So if you need to change the fees you charge your guests, you can act quickly and decisively. 

All Cord chargers are compatible with the majority of EV energy tariffs…saving you money and helping you create a more profitable rental business on Airbnb, Booking.com, Vrbo and other similar listing sites.

Integrate your solar panels

If your Airbnb property has solar panels, you can deliver solar power directly to your Cord chargers without a hard-wired connection. This Virtual SolarCharge technology uses 100% solar energy to charge cars — cutting the cost of motoring and drastically reducing your property’s carbon footprint. 

Set up is easy, and there’s no need to modify your existing solar panel setup. 

Ready to make your Airbnb rental property more profitable?
 

Our EV charging solutions for Airbnb, Booking.com and Vrbo rentals have the potential to increase the profitability of your property. Not only do they cover the costs associated with guests charging their EVs, but they also give you a way to generate money when your property stands empty. Add your property to an EV charging network, and you can turn your rental into a luxurious service station!

Buy an Airbnb EV charging station today, and get everything you need to attract guests and manage your energy costs for one price. Get started by clicking the Buy Now button below. Or get in touch to learn more about our tailored solutions for holiday homeowners. 

The Cord One EV charger

  • Compatible with all EVs - just plug in & charge
  • Up to 7m built in (tethered) charging cable for convenience
  • Save money - works with EV tariffs e.g Octopus Go
  • 7.4kW fast charging - the max rate for most homes
  • 3 year warranty as standard, up to 5 year available