Audi e-tron electric SUV buyers can leave the charger installation to Amazon Page 2

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According to Amazon’s Bigatel, the car charging installation counts as only a small sliver of the Amazon Home Services business—”a starting point,” he calls it—so it’s in the company’s interest to get it right and win other jobs. For now, the service is limited to indoor installations, but he calls outdoor installations “a logical expansion”—although it will require different outdoor-certified hardware.

Apartments and condos? Not yet.

Currently you’re ineligible if you live in a condo or apartment building—a dilemma that will leave Audi e-tron buyers to maneuver through their HOA rules and find their own solution.

Bigatel hints that if enough interested EV drivers want chargers in their building, they might not need to wait as long. “It really comes down to the complexity associated with permissions,” he said. “We will launch with what we think will solve the needs of most of our customers, and then as we find specialized cases emerging—whether condos or those sorts of things—we’ll start to go deep in those areas to find what we need to do to enable that experience as well.”

Full disclosure: This editor owns a small amount of Amazon stock, as part of a diversified portfolio.


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