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Hyundai Reveals new EV Charging Service

Added: 23 March 2021

Blue Hyundai electric charging at station

Hyundai Motor UK has recently launched a brand-new charging service called Charge myHyundai. The one card scheme integrates public charging services designed to make electronic vehicle owners lives easier by making over 15,000 charge points available as part of the largest charging network for electronic cars and plug-in vehicle customers throughout the United Kingdom.

The Charge myHyundai scheme gives members access using a contactless card or smartphone app to make the process simpler. Using the app, drivers will be billed monthly for the electricity they use. Not only will members have access to Hyundai charging points, but they will be able to use charge points from most other main operators using this single platform. A pay-as-you-go tariff, means no subscription fees limiting them to only being able to use specific public charging points.
To make the system all the more accessible, it is not limited to smartphone users. There will also be an option to pay on a single radio-frequency identification (RFID) card. To make the system all the more accessible, it is not limited to smartphone users. There will also be an option to pay on a single radio-frequency identification card.

This all-new charging service could make easy ownership significantly easier, by removing the need to utilise several different accounts and payment plans for every individual charging service provider in the country. To make matters even more positive, many of the larger UK companies have already begun to partner with the scheme. This includes BP Pulse, Pod Point, and Source London. Therefore, giving access to around 15,00 charge points throughout the UK. Charge points can be found using the app’s location services where drivers will also be able to assess where to go based on factors such as the cost of electricity.

The Charge myHyundai scheme may also be used alongside Hyundai’s Bluelink Connected Car Services. The Bluelink service connects drivers to their cars through their smartphones via the Bluelink app. Full-electric vehicle owners will be able to charge their vehicle remotely, as well as checking the battery status, setting a charging schedule, and switch on the car’s climate control before setting off on a trip to heat or cool the interior.

Hyundai’s basic plan is set to require a £1.99 signup fee required to receive the contactless card. It is unlikely that it will require a monthly subscription cost but drivers will have to pay 49p per session that is needed to activate most of the charging stations throughout the UK. Here, drivers pay only for what energy they used. This is unlike Kia’s Plus Plan, which doesn’t include a signup fee, but will charge customers a monthly fee of £2.99 for the service. Plans are aimed at drivers who charge their vehicles regularly at public charging points. As an additional benefit, a 15% discount per kilowatt is added by some providers. As an additional benefit, 15% discount per kilowatt is added by some providers.

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