How would you like to grow your towing business? There are several ways to achieve growth: you can spend more on advertising and hope more people remember your name, you can partner with parking lot owners and other businesses, or you can diversify your services. Out of these three, diversification is likely the one you haven’t tried yet.
There’s a movement going on in the transportation industry for electric vehicles. With federal tax rebates and state-level incentives, more consumers are making the leap by purchasing an electric car or truck. Vehicle manufacturers are developing more efficient batteries that provide more mileage on a single charge. Several have plans to move to 100% electric vehicle production over the next decade or two.
The biggest issue drivers of electric vehicles have is the ability to recharge. Although quick charge stations are becoming more widely available, they are still challenging to find in some locations. As a result, drivers can be left stranded on the side of the road. For an electric vehicle, this had previously meant they would need to be towed to the nearest recharging location. Today, however, new opportunities are hitting the market that allows your business to provide a unique, emergency service to these customers: module portable electric vehicle chargers.
What are module portable electric vehicle chargers?
A module electric vehicle charger is kind of like the modern-day version of the gasoline can. Each module uses lithium-ion battery cells to store electricity which can be easily transported to the site of a stranded vehicle and used to recharge the car or truck with enough power to get to a charging station. Modules can be stacked to provide more charge if needed. One company, SparkCharge, says that their five-module units can provide enough electricity for a vehicle to travel 75 miles. Towing companies charge the customer based on the amount of charge or number of modules used.
Best of all, many of these module units can be leased, making them a more reasonable investment for towing companies. It’s a great way to offer a new service to this growing demographic of vehicle owners at a low risk to your financials. Customers will appreciate getting a quick charge rather than a complete tow and will remember your business when they need more intensive towing services.
Having the right equipment can make all the difference for your business.
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Collins Manufacturing has been the industry leader in towing equipment for 45 years. Our Hi-Speed DollyⓇ and Carrier Dolly systems make towing vehicles from even the most challenging situations safe and simple for your crew. Our safety ratchet system prevents injuries to employees from slipping grips and prevents the vehicle from dropping. When your workplace and employees’ safety matters, choose Collins. Contact us today to learn how you can implement Collins towing equipment in your company.