Powering Sustainable Travel: Airbnb and ChargePoint Team Up to Expand Electric Vehicle Charger Network

As part of Airbnb’s ongoing work to support the sustainability goals of their hosts and guests, Airbnb announced today that they are partnering with ChargePoint, a leading provider of networked charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs). This collaboration aims to make it easier for hosts to install EV chargers at their listings and expand access to EV chargers across the US. This initiative comes as searches using Airbnb’s EV charger filter grew by more than 80 percent from 2022 to 2023.

To facilitate this, Airbnb and ChargePoint will provide US hosts with discounts on EV chargers and accompanying installation services, making it more affordable for hosts to add this amenity. The offer includes:

  • Discounts on various ChargePoint EV charger models, including up to 36% off select models.
  • $100 off on installation services.
  • An additional $200 discount funded by Airbnb to the first 1,000 hosts that buy an EV charger through ChargePoint.

According to internal Airbnb data, listings that offer an EV charger are booked for more nights and generate more income, on average, compared to listings without an EV charger. With the new listings editor in the Listings tab, Airbnb has made it easy for hosts to showcase and manage the details of their home, including amenities such as EV charging access to help their listings appeal to guests who drive electric vehicles.

This partnership comes at a time when guests are increasingly seeking access to convenient EV chargers, with California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Washington, and North Carolina ranking as the most popular states for these searches in 2023. This data reflects larger trends in the US EV market, where EV sales increased by 60% year over year from 2022 to 2023.

This partnership builds on Airbnb’s ongoing work to help their community take more sustainable actions. In addition to sharing educational materials in their resource center, Airbnb has launched programs in the US, France, the UK, and Spain to help hosts make their homes more energy-efficient, with the goal of helping hosts reduce emissions and leading to long-term savings on their energy bills. Thousands of hosts have engaged with these programs to date. Additionally, nearly 90 percent of hosts report using at least one sustainable hosting practice, such as recycling, composting, reducing the use of single-use toiletries, or providing guidance on using public transit to their guests.

To order a charger and installation services, visit ChargePoint’s Airbnb landing page: https://store.chargepoint.com/airbnb

Barb is the president of NASTRA and has spent her professional career in hospitality and real estate. After acquiring her first short-term rental in 2018, Barb moved her focus to legal advocacy after she sued the city of Nashville over a permit issue. Over the last three years, she has mentored more than 2,800 new STR hosts and is the Community Leader for Airbnb in Nashville, as well as an Airbnb “Ask a Superhost” Ambassador. Barb has appeared on numerous radio broadcasts, television shows, and podcasts to talk about her love of hosting. She also manages and co-hosts a number of short term rentals across Tennessee and Arkansas. Barb and her husband Pat own a hotel brokerage, development and consulting company. Look for her upcoming podcast series, “Women of Airbnb.”

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