One of the best upgrades for a new electric vehicle owner is an at-home charging station, which makes it easy and convenient to keep the batteries topped off while skipping a stint at the local plugs. As such, Chevrolet will cover installation of a Level 2 charger for eligible 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV customers, partnering with EV charger installation company Qmerit to do so. Now, in order to expand the availability of installation services, Chevy dealerships are encouraged to recommend trusted local electricians.
Chevy dealerships may already have an existing relationship with local electricians, either as customers of the dealership, a service provider for the dealership, or as an installer for dealership customers. As such, General Motors is now encouraging the recommendation of trusted electricians for certification by Qmerit.
Qmerit has been Chevrolet’s preferred vendor for electrical installation services since 2019, with each electrical contractor fully licensed, fully insured, and vetted by a rigorous background check. As such, local electricians looking to install at-home EV charging devices will first require Qmerit certification.
The certification process takes about a week to complete, and includes verification of the contractor license, a background check, and verification of insurance, including General Liability, Worker’s Comp, and automobile insurance.
With an expanded network of local electricians at the ready, Chevy dealerships can expect to provide greater support for new EV owners in their purchase.
As a reminder, Chevrolet is covering the installation costs of a Level 2 charger for eligible 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV customers. To maximize Level 2 charging speed, both vehicles come with 11-kW Level 2 charging capabilities, which require the purchase of separate charging equipment to use.
Plugged into a Level 2 240-volt source, roughly seven hours are needed to go from depleted to a full charge. Range per charge is around 259 miles for the Bolt EV, and 247 miles for the Bolt EUV.
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