New ‘Charge Here’ mobile EV recharging service debuts in Quebec.
This spring, Hyundai Auto Canada will launch a mobile battery electric vehicle recharging service in the Montreal area called “Hyundai Charge Here.”
The service will employ three Ioniq electric vehicles as mobile donor cars that will travel to drivers that have inadvertently run out of battery power. The donor Ioniq EV will provide up to 7 kW of charge – an estimated 40 km of range – to the recipient vehicle in approximately 20 minutes.
“Hyundai is steadfastly dedicated to being a leader in the eco vehicle space and Charge Here is the natural progression of that commitment,” said Don Romano, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada. “It’s still early days for the adoption of battery electric vehicles by customers in Canada. We often hear from customers hesitant to make the switch to an EV that they are concerned about range. Frankly, we can’t blame them as no one wants to be stranded on the side of the road. So, with Hyundai Charge Here, we’re giving EV owners peace-of-mind that Hyundai can help them get home or to a nearby charging station.”
The ‘Charge Here’ service will be an extension of the company’s roadside assistance program, and will be complimentary for 5 years from the date of purchase.