How an Airbnb EV charger can help your listing

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Published: Thursday, 09 February 2023

EV are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and their overall benefits for the environment. Due to the rise in EV drivers, there has also been an increase in the demand for EV chargers, whether this be at home, at work or at accommodation properties.

One of the many organisations that has been directly affected by the increased demand for EV chargers is Airbnb. Airbnb is an American accommodation rental company which operates on a global scale, helping travellers find and rent suitable places to stay across the world.

If you have an Airbnb listed property, installing an EV charger could help to significantly boost your rentals and your profit. In this guide, we highlight the benefits of fitting your Airbnb with EV charging and provide you with a detailed insight into Airbnb’s new EV search tool, highlighting how this new feature offers you an excellent way to get more rentals.

Airbnb’s EV Charger Filter 

After years of receiving countless requests from guests to add a search tool for EV chargers to their site, Airbnb finally added an EV charger filter in 2021. This feature allows users to search specifically for an Airbnb with EV charging in the area that they’d like to stay. 

How does the Airbnb search EV filter work?

If you have a home EV charger installed at your Airbnb listing, potential guests can easily find your rental property using the following steps:


  1. Visit the Airbnb website
  2. Select a location, the dates and length of stay, then choose the number of people staying at the property
  3. Once the results page has been displayed, click the “filter” option
  4. Scroll down to the Amenities-Features section and select “EV charger” from the list 
  5. Apply the filter and all Airbnbs with EV charging stations listed within the selected location will be displayed.

The Benefits of Installing an EV charger at your Airbnb Listing 

With there being a clear demand for Airbnbs with EV charging, getting a domestic EV charger fitted at your listing could bring a number of benefits. These include:

  • Boosted appeal to potential guests 

Installing an EV charging station at your Airbnb could attract more guests, particularly those with EVs. Having a domestic EV charger at a property can provide great convenience to EV drivers, preventing them from having to stop off at a public charging station during their journeys. Many EV drivers would be willing to pay extra for this amenity, thus increasing your profit.

  • Stand out from other hosts 

Despite the rising demand for Airbnbs with EV chargers, they aren’t a common feature in holiday accommodations just yet. According to research conducted by YESSS Electrical, only 4.5% of small accommodation businesses offer EV charging ports, with guest houses and apartments being amongst the lowest types of accommodation with EV chargers. So, by installing an EV charger at your Airbnb, you can stand out from other hosts and provide guests with even more reason to choose your listing.

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  • Increase profits 

By attracting more guests to your Airbnb with an EV charger, you can generate significantly more profit. Additionally, research revealed that installing EV charging at an Airbnb can provide justifiable cause for hosts to increase their prices per night. Thus, an Airbnb EV charger can prove to be a great asset to your listing.

  • Enhance your listing’s green credentials

Electric cars are regarded as better for the environment than petrol and diesel vehicles due to their reduced carbon emissions. Installing an EV charger at your property can demonstrate to guests that you support sustainability measures and seek to help the environment. This can be an effective unique selling point to eco-conscious travellers. You could increase your green credentials even further by powering your EV charging station with renewable electricity through a green energy tariff. Find out more about EV charging tariffs here.

  • Increase revenue through EV Charging  

When it comes to paying for the electricity used by your Airbnb EV charger, you typically have two options. You can either pay for the energy yourself and market the EV charging as free to attract more guests to your listing, then raise your listing fee; or you could allow guests to pay directly at the charger. If you choose the latter, you’ll need to install a charging station that can process payments. 

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How Much Does an Airbnb EV Charger Cost?

Domestic EV chargers can cost up to around £1000 to install. However, prices can vary depending on the brand of charger and where you decide to purchase the EV charger from. YESSS Electrical stock a diverse range of EV chargers at affordable prices. For example, our Wallbox EV charging units are priced as low as £403.43.

You may be able to access government funding to help you with the cost of installing an EV charger at your Airbnb. For example, the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) offers small accommodation businesses 75% off the cost of purchasing and installing a brand new EV charger. 

Find an Airbnb EV Charging Unit at YESSS Electrical 

At YESSS Electrical, we can provide you with an energy-efficient, high-quality EV charging unit for your Airbnb property. We supply both domestic and workplace EV chargers from leading EV brands such as Pod Point, Wallbox, Rolec and Easee to ensure that you and your guests can access efficient EV charging whenever you need it.

All of our EV chargers are affordably priced, so you can rest assured that we’ll provide you with a great deal. We also have a team of experts on hand to provide you with the advice you need to choose the right charger for your Airbnb.

Check out our excellent range of domestic EV chargers today to find a suitable EV charger for your Airbnb and watch your listings rise and become more profitable.

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