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Airbnb And ChargePoint Are Making Charging Easier When You’re On Vacation

Key Takeaways

  • Airbnb is partnering with ChargePoint to make it more affordable for hosts to install chargers at their rentals.
  • This will make it easier for EV owners to charge when they’re on vacation.
  • Efforts like these aim to make EV adoption easier.

There are lots of good reasons to buy an electric vehicle with plenty of choices, from the humble Nissan Leaf to the outrageous Rimac Nevera, but there are still several stumbling blocks to widespread adoption. The daily commute and errands around town don’t pose much of a problem, but a road trip is much more difficult to prepare for. Finding chargers everywhere isn’t always easy. Many hotels only have one or two, putting them in short supply. If you rent someplace like a house or cottage, they may not have on-site charging at all. Airbnb recognized this challenge and is partnering with ChargePoint to make it easier for hosts to install chargers on their property.


Better For Hosts

ChargePoint is now giving hosts immediate access to affordable packages that include installation and a charger. Every host can take advantage of a 25% discount on a ChargePoint charger and get $100 off the installation cost. The first 1,000 hosts to sign up also get an extra $200 hardware discount.

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More and more renters are requesting an on-site charger when looking for a place to vacation because they know how convenient it is to have one at home. According to Airbnb’s internal data, there was an 80% increase in the number of people looking for chargers at their rental between 2022 and 2023.

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Better For EV Owners

Data also shows that hosts who offer an EV charger are booked for more nights and generate more income than those without one, so it’s a big bonus. The places where an EV charger is most often searched for are California (naturally), Florida, Texas, Arizona, Washington, and North Carolina.


White House Spends $623 Million On More EV Chargers And Hydrogen Stations

The funding will provide a network of reliable EV chargers, say government officials.

More ready access to EV chargers works out great for hosts, who have a better chance of renting their properties, and the renter, but more needs to be done. The Rivian charging network is now open to all EVs, and several electric cars with NACS adapters can access the Supercharger network. The White House is also spending fortunes to expand infrastructure, but these initiatives take time. For those who have already adopted the EV lifestyle, novel third-party solutions like this partnership between Airbnb and ChargePoint are helping fill the gap.

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