There are many types of car park markings that we install on a regular basis, from standard yellow lines to parent and child car parking bays. One type of parking bay is gaining popularity quickly – parking bays where you can charge an electric car.
By having electric vehicle (EV) charging points and parking spaces installed, you will be catering for an ever increasing number of vehicles.
Electric cars have dramatically increased in popularity in the UK. Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) increased by 76% in 2021, and it is estimated that there are now 400,000 pure-electric cars and over 750,000 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) on UK roads, according to heycar.
Why are Electric Vehicles becoming so popular?
This spike in popularity is a combination factors including:
- high petrol prices,
- a wider choice of electric cars available,
- government grant for electric vehicles
- a shift in the attitude towards electric cars
- an improving public re-charging network.
The popularity of EV use is only set to grow over the next several years as more drivers switch to electric. This is why your business should be installing EV charging bays for staff and customers.
We assume that if your business has a customer car park, you have already catered to the needs of the majority of your customers. This is usually through features such as disabled parking bays, mother and baby spaces and motorcycle spaces. But, do you have electric car charge points and spaces installed in your car park?
What businesses tend to forget is that their car park is actually the first thing a customer will see of their business, and it is also where they will form their first impression of that business. This is why it is vital that your car park is accurately marked, clean and easy to use, with a professional finish and markings in conjunction with Health and Safety guidelines.
By catering to the needs of all of your customers within your car park, you can ensure that your car park is efficient and gives off the best possible impression of your business. Not only this, but your business can also be seen to be contributing to the re-charging network, by offering electric car charging to your customers.
We have installed a number of electric car parking spaces for a variety of clients to help them keep up with this development in driving technology, with requests becoming more and more popular.
If your business is interested in installing electric vehicle charging stations in your car park and you require our car park line marking services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.