Hyundai has positioned itself as a leading player in the realm of electric vehicles (EVs). Models such as the IONIQ 5 (pictured above), IONIQ 6, and Kona Electric have earned a reputation as top-notch options.
To encourage more drivers to make the transition to EVs, Hyundai has announced an extension of its free charger offer until January 2, 2024.
Initially introduced on September 21st, the free charger offer was available for drivers who purchased or leased a 2023 Kona EV, a 2023 IONIQ 6, or a 2023-2024 IONIQ 5. Qualified customers received a free ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 charger. They also got a $600 installation discount.
To take advantage of this offer, customers needed to purchase or lease a vehicle between September 1 and October 31, 2023. Customers who were borrowing for their cars had to secure financing through Hyundai Motor Finance.
According to a bulletin sent to dealerships, Hyundai’s free charger offer for the IONIQ 5, IONIQ 6, and 2023 Kona has been extended until January 2, 2024. The new 2024 Kona is not eligible for the offer.
The decision by Hyundai to extend the free charger offer could sway potential buyers to choose one of their EVs. Finding public charging stations continues to be a daunting task for many EV drivers. Having a charger conveniently installed at home alleviates the need to search for a charger during everyday trips.
Meanwhile, Hyundai’s $600 installation credit can cover permit costs, upgrades to a home’s service panel, or necessary adjustments, according to CarsDirect.
As Hyundai extends the free charger offer, it appears to be taking a page from EV competitors like Tesla.
Between 2012 and 2018, Tesla offered free lifetime Supercharger access to Model S customers. The benefit differed somewhat from Hyundai’s free charger offer, as Superchargers are public charging stations.
Nevertheless, Tesla’s move paid off. The company’s revenue increased more than fiftyfold between 2012 and 2018, growing from $413 million to $21.46 billion.
Visit the Hyundai Home Marketplace website here to take advantage of the free charger offer.
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