How Smart Energy Choices Slash Costs for Car Dealerships

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In the automotive world, saving money means more than just wheeling and dealing on the showroom floor. Energy costs are the heavyweight champion of expenses for businesses, and for car dealerships, they’re the undisputed champs. According to the gurus at the ENERGY STAR® program, a whopping 20% of the greenhouse gas cloud over the U.S. comes from commercial properties. Buckle up because for car dealers, it’s a bumpy ride at 116 megajoules per square foot compared to the smoother 98 MJ in prime office spaces (that’s 110 kilo-British thermal units converted, in case you were wondering).

Now, here’s a nugget from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA): if all dealerships cut their energy habit by just 10%, Uncle Sam could be saving over $193 million and avoiding a million tons of carbon dioxide hugs every year. That’s no small change.

So, what’s the magic trick? Energy management. It’s not just a buzzword; it’s the secret sauce for slicing those operating costs.

What’s Energy Management Anyway?

Think of energy management as your dealership’s financial fitness trainer. It’s all about taking charge, optimizing, and giving your energy bills a run for their money. Whether it’s the small stuff like switching to energy-efficient lightbulbs or the big guns like upgrading insulation and slapping on a reflective roof – it all counts.

But wait, there’s more. Energy management isn’t just about flexing your physical muscles; it’s got brains too. Smart software steps into the ring, keeping tabs on your utility usage, predicting future energy needs, and even helping you budget. It’s like having a financial advisor for your electricity bill.

Stick around, because we’re about to spill the beans on how you can revamp your dealership’s energy game and cut those costs without breaking a sweat.

Unlocking the Power of Energy Management for Your Auto Dealership


Unlocking the Power of Energy Management for Your Auto Dealership

Energy costs – more than just a budget line for dealerships. According to NADA, it’s time to shift the perspective. Ask yourself:

  1. How much energy are you using?
  2. What are the real costs, factoring in seasons and peak charges?
  3. Can you snag lower rates for electricity and natural gas?
  4. And, what’s the energy price tag looking like down the road?

Armed with this intel, dealerships can play the energy game smarter. Here’s the playbook:

  1. Smart Facility Moves: Invest in upgrades and energy tech that pays you back.
  2. Stay in the Know: Watch energy trends and forecasts like a hawk.
  3. Stay Nimble: Handle future price changes like a pro.
  4. Strength in Numbers: Change rate classifications and team up for better deals.

NADA insists – energy management isn’t a one-and-done deal. It’s a constant evolution. Stay sharp, try new things, and see what works.

The payoff? Cost savings, cleaner air, and budgets that actually make sense. Time to put the pedal to the metal on energy management!


Save Cash with Smart Energy Moves

Once you roll out your energy-saving game plan, watch your bills take a nosedive. According to NADA, dealerships stand to shave off a cool 20% from their energy tab. And if you’re diving into advanced energy strategies, the savings could be even juicier.

Get the lowdown on where your energy dollars are vanishing, then take action. Fixing up that ancient insulation? Boom, less heat escapes, and your HVAC costs play nice.

Green Points, Anyone?

Trimming energy fat isn’t just about cash – it’s a green superhero move. Less energy gobbling means fewer greenhouse gas burps into the atmosphere. That’s eco-friendly street cred right there. Flaunt your sustainability superhero cape; it’s a crowd-pleaser. Customers, partners, and job seekers love a business that walks the eco-talk.

And hey, your eco-efforts might score you some LEED points. It’s like a gold star for being green, and who doesn’t want that on their business report card?

Predict the Future, Save More Bucks

Meet your budgeting BFF – smart building software. It’s like having a crystal ball for your energy bills. Predict costs based on seasons and daily grind, then stash away the saved cash for nifty projects like EV charging.

So, there you have it – smarter energy moves aren’t just about dollars. They’re about being a green superhero and predicting the future (of your budget, at least).


Optimizing Energy for Your Dealership’s Electric Vehicle Charging

Efficient energy use is key, especially when integrating electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) at your dealership. Whether you’re rolling out a mix of Level 2 and DC fast charging stations, strategic planning can be a game-changer for both your budget and energy consumption.

Smart Power Sharing

Enter the Blink charging network, a savvy choice for cutting installation expenses. Local load management lets charging stations share power, making the most of your available energy. This not only boosts efficiency but might trim down installation costs during upgrades.

Where You Place Matters

Strategic charger placement is another energy-savvy move. Placing chargers closer to your power source not only reduces the need for new wiring but can also sidestep hefty upgrades to your electrical gear. Proximity is key – align your EVSE with your main power room for shorter conduits and savings.

Time It Right with Scheduling

Thanks to Blink fleet management, businesses can schedule charging during off-peak hours. Imagine plugging in your fleet vehicles at day’s end, letting electrons flow when electricity rates are at their lowest, courtesy of Series 7 charging stations.

For dealerships eyeing cost savings, energy management is the low-hanging fruit. Blink Charging’s adaptable solutions and clever energy features make diving into EV charging a breeze. Connect with Blink Charging to explore how you can introduce EV charging stations while keeping a lid on energy expenses.

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