Airbnb Partners with ChargePoint to Help Hosts Purchase and Install EV Chargers at Rental Properties

May 24, 2024
According to Airbnb data, listings offering an EV charger are booked for more nights and generate more income on average as compared to listings without an EV charger

ChargePoint, a provider of networked charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs), and Airbnb have collaborated to help Airbnb hosts in the US install EV chargers at their listings and expand access to EV chargers across the country.

“With Airbnb, we are enabling more EV charging for drivers where they need it and helping Airbnb hosts appeal to more travelers by delivering a frictionless charging experience for their guests,” said Rick Wilmer, CEO at ChargePoint. “Through this partnership, we have created an innovative model to deliver integrated charging solutions and services.”

ChargePoint will enable Airbnb hosts in the US to purchase and install EV charging in a hassle-free and affordable manner. The package, exclusively offered to Airbnb hosts, includes a website offering ChargePoint hardware, charger management software, installation, and support services. 

The arrangement will allow Airbnb guests to charge their vehicle using the ChargePoint app while staying at an Airbnb listing with a ChargePoint charger or at any of the more than 917,000 places to charge accessible through the ChargePoint network and roaming partners.

“We are thrilled to join forces with ChargePoint to help Hosts meet growing demand for electric vehicle chargers from guests. By making it more affordable for Hosts to install EV chargers, we are empowering them to take more sustainable actions and appeal to guests who are interested in this amenity,” said Ameet Konkar, Airbnb’s Director of Sustainability.

According to Airbnb data, listings offering an EV charger are booked for more nights and generate more income on average as compared to listings without an EV charger. While Airbnb searches for listings with EV chargers increased more than 80% from 2022 to 2023, ChargePoint’s North American drivers spent more than 79 million hours charging in residential settings in 2023.

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Walton formerly was energy writer and business editor at the Tulsa World. Later, he spent six years covering the electricity power sector for Pennwell and Clarion Events. He joined Endeavor and EnergyTech in November 2021.

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