EFG Companies Launches MAP Electric Vehicle Protection - AutoSuccessOnline

EFG Companies Launches MAP Electric Vehicle Protection

MAP Electric Vehicle Protection provides coverage for all assemblies and parts, the manufacturer-installed battery, and electric vehicle motor(s), except for a specific list of parts that are excluded.

EFG Companies, the innovator behind the award-winning Hyundai Assurance program, recently announced the launch of the new Motorist Assistance Plan (MAP) Electric Vehicle Protection. This new exclusionary vehicle service contract is designed to meet the unique needs of electric vehicle owners and help dealers diversify their revenue streams through both the F&I office and the service drive. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2YX1226.

MAP Electric Vehicle Protection provides coverage for all assemblies and parts, the manufacturer-installed battery, and electric vehicle motor(s), except for a specific list of parts that are excluded. It also provides roadside assistance, rental reimbursement, and trip interruption benefits.

“At EFG, we pride ourselves on providing our partners with solutions that are at the fore-front of industry changes,” said, John Pappanastos, president and CEO of EFG Companies. “There is continuous growth opportunity in the electric vehicle market and dealerships need to be equipped to not only sell and service those vehicles, but also provide valuable consumer protection.”

According to 2018 research from J.P. Morgan and Edison Electric Institute:

  • 2 million battery electric vehicles are estimated to be sold in North America in 2025.
  • North American battery electric vehicle sales volume is estimated to range between 1.4 and 6 million vehicles by 2030.

As electric vehicles gain market share, dealers are concerned with profit potential per unit and service drive retention on vehicles with thousands of fewer parts than traditional combustion engine vehicles. MAP Electric Vehicle Protection addresses those concerns with coverage that goes beyond most traditional vehicle service contracts (VSCs), and even manufacturer warranties.

Most electric vehicle manufacturers provide coverage for an EV battery up to eight years or 100,000 miles. MAP Electric Vehicle Protection provides coverage for up to 11 years, and 150,000 miles, providing customers an extra three years of protection.

Additionally, most VSCs on the market are designed for traditional, combustion engines. While they may include some electric vehicle components, they often cover up to 2,000 parts that aren’t installed on electric vehicles, and fail to cover the most expensive parts of an electric vehicle to replace: the battery and motor.

“Rather than providing a one-size-fits-most vehicle service contract, dealers selling MAP Electric Vehicle Protection are better positioned to differentiate themselves in the electric-vehicle market with a program tailor-made for their electric-vehicle customers,” said Eric Fifield, Chief Sales Officer of EFG Companies. “The market-differentiation, built-in loyalty, and service drive revenue provides dealership owners with a critical return on investment.”   

According to CarMax.com, electric vehicle owners spend less than $100 per year on maintenance. However, these vehicles are more complex, making it nearly impossible for the do-it-yourself consumer or independent service store to safely make repairs without extensive training. The MAP Electric Vehicle program covers the specific components of an electric vehicle, including the manufacturers’ battery and electric motor(s) for current–to-five-year-old vehicles.

“As electric and hybrid vehicles gain market share, the impact to dealership service drives will be significant,” said Paul Roberts, Director of Service Engagement at EFG Companies. “Going forward, service drive technicians will spend more time working with batteries, power units, and electrically-operated engine components in addition to traditional repairs made to internal combustion engines. The good news is, the revenue per repair is higher for electric vehicles, as is the opportunity for customer retention.” 

Links:
EFG Companies

You May Also Like

Vistadash & Dealerbuilt Partner with Autometrics

With Autometrics predictive data added to the mix, a dealership can better align their advertising based on predictions of what future buyers are looking to purchase.

Vistadash and DealerBuilt announce their partnership with Autometrics, a provider of automotive predictive purchase intent data that enables dealerships to optimize advertising spend. Together, this powerhouse trio aims to provide dealerships with the ultimate package in automotive advertising.

"With Vistadash and DealerBuilt, a dealership already has a more efficient and profitable means of taking their advertising to the next level," says Dan Moore, president of Vistadash. "With Autometrics predictive data added to the mix, a dealership can better align their advertising based on predictions of what future buyers are looking to purchase over the next two months.”

Gubagoo Unveils New In-store Experience at NADA 2023

The new in-person tool bridges common gaps that develop when online customers come into the store to finish the deal.

Commercial Vehicle Playbook Available Now

Work Truck Solutions® has released its Commercial Playbook series to help dealerships recognize a way to expand their revenue.

CarNow, VINCUE Announce Strategic Partnership To Revolutionize Vehicle Buying Experience

CarNow and VINCUE announced a new, long-term partnership that will significantly impact the automotive industry.

Taylor Nelson Joins FlickFusion Video Marketing as VP of Corporate Strategy

FlickFusion Video Marketing, the leader in automotive video and digital marketing software, has hired Taylor Nelson as Vice President of Corporate Strategy.

Other Posts

STELLA Automotive AI Appoints Stephen Brown as CTO

STELLA Automotive AI has named Stephen Brown as Chief Technology Officer, a newly created role for the company.

Snap-on Packs Power and Performance intoNew Compact Battery Charger 

The new Snap-on® Bench Top Battery Charger Plus EEBC30A12V equips technicians to conveniently charge 6, 8 or 12 V AGM, standard lead acid and LiFeP04 vehicle batteries, saving time in and out of the shop

Rotary’s New XA12 Alignment Scissor Lift Offers Wide Service Capacity Range in a Small Footprint

Rotary, part of Vehicle Service Group (VSG) and Dover (NYSE: DOV), announced the addition of the new XA12 Alignment Scissor Lift.

CARFAX Names Top-Rated Used-Car Dealers Nationwide

CARFAX is recognizing dealerships around the country with its fourth annual Top-Rated Dealers Award.