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Urban Charging helps clubs prepare for ‘electric revolution’

12.06pm 27th January 2020 - Corporate - This story was updated on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

With the push towards more environmentally efficient ways to power vehicles, golf clubs are being targeted as ideal venues to recharge the new generation of electric cars while members and guests play a round of golf.

It is predicted that by 2021, there will be over one million electric vehicles on our roads in the UK. This shift will undoubtedly affect consumer behaviour, which will be increasingly controlled by the availability and location of charging facilities and drivers wanting to ensure their vehicles are topped up at all times.

Urban Charging is at the forefront of electric vehicle charging and energy solutions for businesses of all sizes. The company provides fully managed solutions to businesses wanting to offer an electric vehicle charging service to its employees and customers.

Nick Bramham, managing director of Urban Charging, explained why this is especially relevant to golf clubs. He said: “Any location such as a golf club where a consumer has a dwell time of over 30 minutes, will undoubtedly benefit from installing charging points. Golf clubs are a prime example of this type of location, with members and visitors having sufficient time to charge their vehicles whilst they head out on to the course, yet with zero interruption to their daily routine.”

He added: “Golf clubs may currently only have a low demand for charging facilities, but as EV sales continue to grow, demand for charging will increase dramatically. By working with Urban Charging, we will advise on potential power requirements, ideal locations and infrastructure needs to install the perfect solution for now and the future.”

Urban Charging’s competitive pricing structure, with leasing plans from £79 a month, enables clubs to recover all of the costs associated with the installation and day-to-day operation of the EV charging points. This, in turn, will generate a whole new revenue stream and enhance incremental spend, as well as increase footfall at the club.

Urban Charging will advise on potential power requirements, ideal locations and the infrastructure requirements, while management software enables the club to control who can access the charging points and the pricing structure, as well as review live usage through an online portal.

For more information, email info@urbancharging.co.uk, call 0333 733 2132 or visit www.urbancharging.co.uk.

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