The Sustainable Future of Parking: Phoenix Parking Solutions Helps Clients Prepare for Transition to Electric Vehicles

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

The electrification of transportation offers energy efficiency, pollution reduction and performance benefits; however, it also presents new challenges for parking operators and developers. Fortunately, Phoenix Parking Solutions president Jeff Patterson continues his commitment to innovation in the parking industry by offering comprehensive consulting services and infrastructure solutions for electric vehicle (EV) parking and charging so clients can adapt their facilities most cost-effectively.
Phoenix Parking Solutions, an Atlanta-based parking management company known for utilizing state-of-the-art technology, now provides customized solutions for retailers, residential buildings, mixed-use facilities, event venues, hotels and restaurants that are considering upgrading their operations to include EV charging stations.
“This is new technology, and most property owners don’t know where to start. However, EV infrastructure is something everyone should investigate from an investment standpoint,” says Patterson. “We are here to guide clients through the process from meeting regulatory requirements to capacity planning and installation to evaluating the return on their investment.”
Phoenix’s solutions start with the company’s strategic partnership with Pyramid Network Services, a trusted nationwide infrastructure services company that simplifies the EV charging installation process and helps guide businesses through the transition from diagnosis and engineering design all the way through to maintenance. Thanks to this partnership, Phoenix’s clients have access to a multitude of charging station companies, plus a national database that tracks different tax and utility incentives. Most importantly, Pyramid provides long-term service and training that ensures EV chargers are up and running (currently 30 percent of EV chargers are down at any given time).
The share of electric cars in total sales has more than tripled in the past three years, and the size of the global EV market is expected to reach $906.7 billion by 2028. However, many owners simply need help understanding the benefits of offering EV charging stations for their customers and their business. These benefits include increased customer satisfaction, improved brand image that is environmentally conscious and forward-thinking, increased foot traffic and the addition of a new revenue stream.
“Electric vehicles are here to stay, so our goal is to give clients peace of mind knowing we can tailor our services to their specific needs and ensure their EV charging stations are not only installed and maintained properly but also are contributing to their bottom line,” says Patterson. “As the number of EVs on the road continues to grow, businesses that offer charging stations will be better positioned to attract and retain customers for longer periods.”
Phoenix Parking Solutions’ comprehensive solutions include but are not limited to:  
  • Identifying goals and tailoring charging station plans to specific needs
  • Identifying potential power supply limitations
  • Executing permits
  • Assisting with loan applications and identifying rebates to help subsidize expenses
  • Ensuring the EV upgrades meet new government standards
  • Capacity planning to accommodate the growing number of electric vehicles
  • Selecting vendors and ensuring installation and accessibility meet regulatory requirements
  • Installing charging stations and training team members
  • Evaluating the return on investment for EV upgrades
  • Helping clients get ahead of the curve by future-proofing operations
The “value engineering” that Phoenix and Pyramid can offer to property owners who are ready to take advantage of the EV evolution helps determine the best location and power systems for the EV charging stations to minimize upfront costs while also identifying future monetization opportunities.
“It’s not just about the return on investment of the chargers outside, it’s about the additional money that retailers can make inside their businesses,” says Patterson. “We encourage our clients to consider the potential that EV chargers have to draw in more customers who will inevitably spend more time and money there while waiting for their cars to charge.”