EIGHT Explores Motives And Needs Of Restaurateurs And Hoteliers

October 13, 2015

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Interest in electric mobility in the tourism and hotel industry sweet, the 10 November 2013 the tourism and hospitality industry companies in Germany with the greatest prospects of products and solutions in the field of electric mobility. This is the result, a study of the University of Pforzheim, in cooperation with the EIGHT comes GmbH and co. KG. Therefore can more than half of the surveyed restaurateurs and hoteliers imagine, to buy a solar charging station for electric vehicles in the next few years. The willingness to pay in the industry is higher than average. Basically, German companies are very open, what the subject of electric mobility. One of the reasons is sure that a green image for 80 percent of the surveyed entrepreneurs is important to very important”, explains Christoph B.

RABAH, managing partner of EIGHT GmbH & co. KG. The company from sweet has a few weeks before the BMW world in Munich his new solar charger Point.One S presented. The companies already seeking sustainability, do this to 34 per cent, primarily in the area of power/heat and 32 per cent especially in the area of mobility. Is worth noting that 79 percent of respondents indicating that a modern and innovative solar charging station can have a significantly positive impact on the company’s image.” In the hotel and catering industry, 48 percent of the companies have already taken measures to improve the sustainability of its operations. Thus, the industry takes a leading position. The top spot has the pharmaceutical industry here: 74 percent of the companies specify here to engage in environmentally friendly systems and technologies. Asked about their willingness to create a high quality solar charger, 56 percent of the catering and tourism businesses have expressed great interest. The average willingness to pay the industry is also noteworthy. Where the German companies only in the minority are willing more than 100,000 euro for a high quality solar charger to invest, so there is a large number of plants that would emit even between 100,000 and 150,000 euros in the hotel and catering industry if the charger meets their expectations.