Hyundai follows Kia in interoperability deal

Hyundai Motor UK has launched an integrated public charging service solution for its electric and plug-in hybrid customers.

The deal, which follows similar news from Kia, will see the firm’s Charge myHyundai service allow drivers to access a single charging network using a one-payment solution via a single app.

Charge myHyundai gives Hyundai drivers access to over 15,000 charge points across the UK across the majority of major operators with a flexible pay-as-you-go tariff. The service allows drivers to locate and access public chargers through the app.

Charge myHyundai can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices and enables intelligent route planning to help users find charging stations easily at their final destination or along a route.

Users have real-time price information of the charging points and have full price transparency. The pay-as-you-go tariff gives also comes without a monthly subscription fee – and a single RFID card is used across the service. Upon registration, users will be sent an RFID card to use as a backup for areas with poor mobile phone reception.

Charge myHyundai can also be used in conjunction with Hyundai’s own connected car solution, Bluelink. The service allows for full-electric vehicle owners the ability to charge vehicles remotely, check battery status, set a charging schedule, and switch on the car’s climate control before setting off on a trip to heat or cool the interior.

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