Today is the first day of the Airport Parking Network Event in Lisbon. I’m sure it was an interesting day full of workshops and networking. I can’t wait to hear all about it!
To stay on-topic, earlier this year the Airports Council International-North America conducted a survey in collaboration with the International Parking Institute about airport parking that might interest you. The survey included 53 US airports and 2 Canadian airports and focusses on the specific needs of the airport staff responsible for parking operations on a day-to-day basis. You can review the full report of the Parking Survey results online.
Another survey in the US, this time by Pike Research, recently concluded that the consumers interest in plug-in electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging equipment decreased a bit between 2011 and 2012. The percentage of consumers participating in the survey who stated they were “extremely interested” or “very interested” in plug-in electric vehicles decreased from 40% in 2011 to 36% in 2012. It’s not an extreme difference, but it does mean that consumers could be educated more about the benefits of plug-in electric vehicles and that manufacturers need to do something to attract new buyers in the future.
Source: Pike Research
Also, the new Parking News November 2012 edition is available online. Parking News is the premier journal of the British Parking Association. This month’s edition is all about the future of parking: Technological developments and new practices have improved the car parks in the last few years, but also the consumers’ expectations have changed. There’s also an interesting article called “What’s your Gameplan?”, about the media’s interest in the parking industry and how to spin the bad stories and get your good stories heard.