Hyundai and Nissan roll out services to make it easier to own an electric vehicle

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  • Hyundai Home is a new online service the automaker is providing to electric vehicle customers to help them find local contractors to install home EV chargers, solar panels and maybe a home battery.
  • Nissan also announced EV Carefree+ at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This is a package of services including free public charging and roadside assistance to reduce anxiety for new EV drivers.
  • Automakers have been experimenting with different ways to encourage EV adoption with projects like this. GM, for example, will pay to have L2 home chargers installed when someone buys a new Bolt, and many automakers work with Qmerit to find reliable local contractors.

Hyundai is working to make it easier for car buyers to choose a plug-in vehicle through a new program called Hyundai Home. The new website, which was announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, acts as an intermediary between someone who has just purchased a new Hyundai EV and the annoying nuts and bolts of getting a charger. domestic licensed and installed and possibly file for local government or utility incentives.

The Hyundai Home Marketplace uses your home address to find EV-related services available there. In my case, I could see options for rooftop solar and home battery storage, but the home EV charger section was not yet operational. Asking for rooftop solar information provides a personalized yet automatically generated estimate of lifetime savings from installing solar panels. The home energy storage tab works the same way, providing an estimate of how much it would cost you to install enough batteries to power your home for a week. All of these estimates are refined by an actual installer or contractor once you fill out the forms on the website, and the marketplace ends up providing customers with three offers for each project they might be interested in.

Some of what’s on Hyundai’s menu.

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Hyundai Home also offers human energy advisors who can answer questions about the technologies involved. Hyundai first announced the Hyundai Home project at the LA 2021 show and partnered with Electrum to make it operational. The site currently operates in 16 states, but a nationwide operation is “coming soon.”

Other companies at work on EV logistics

Hyundai has company when it comes to offering EV buyers help preparing for home charging. GM will cover the installation of the level 2 charging socket for new EV bolt Where EUV bolt customers, for example, and works with Qmerit to find verified installers. Automakers including Audi, BMW and Cadillac all work with Qmerit to find local electricians for their customers, and Qmerit also offers home charger installation assistance for people who haven’t just bought their electric vehicle at a dealership.

Another new EV benefits program was announced alongside the Hyundai House at the LA show. Nissan announced a “care initiative” called EV Carefree+ that will provide EV transition assistance to Ariya and Leaf buyers, as well as customers of future Nissan EVs. EV Carefree+ is the brand name for some services Nissan already offered, like an eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty and roadside assistance, plus free public charging with EVgo and included scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles. Nissan also partners with Qmerit for home charger installations.

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