Honda to provide own brand home chargers

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Honda to provide own brand home chargers

Post by Rob » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:26 am

Honda is offering its own branded home wall chargers, and installing chargers in lampposts for on-street charging.

No further details have been released yet, other than a couple of picutres:

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Re: Honda to provide own brand home chargers

Post by DaveD62 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:32 am

You can have this installed in your home? This is interesting. I was under the impression that you had to always charge the vehicle on the go but this is a game-changer in my book. Do you know if they began implementing the ones on the streets yet?

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Re: Honda to provide own brand home chargers

Post by rickwookie » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:02 pm

Government will pay £500 towards it at home (OLEV grant), so you can get a decent 7 kW charger for under £400. See https://pod-point.com/products/homecharge

Do you have off-street parking at home? If so, charging the car while you sleep, using cheap off-peak electricity, is a no-brainer.

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Re: Honda to provide own brand home chargers

Post by Joolsdc » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:26 pm

The only advantage to the Honda own brand charger would be the ability to do vehicle to grid (V2G) charging.
Else electric is electric
We have a Mini Countryman PHEV and received an OLEV £500 grant towards a Myenergi Zappi charger. This is an excellent product if you have solar panels as it can divert home generated electricity to you EV (when it hits a minimum value of 1.4kW). Also Myenergi are a very helpful company for the EV novice. Only issue is they don’t do a V2G product (but then again only Nissan do at the moment) but Honda have said the e is compatible.

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Re: Honda to provide own brand home chargers

Post by rickwookie » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:53 pm

Joolsdc wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:26 pm
The only advantage to the Honda own brand charger would be the ability to do vehicle to grid (V2G) charging.
Else electric is electric
We have a Mini Countryman PHEV and received an OLEV £500 grant towards a Myenergi Zappi charger. This is an excellent product if you have solar panels as it can divert home generated electricity to you EV (when it hits a minimum value of 1.4kW). Also Myenergi are a very helpful company for the EV novice. Only issue is they don’t do a V2G product (but then again only Nissan do at the moment) but Honda have said the e is compatible.
I really don't see how Honda can claim the e supports V2G, when the CCS connection standard itself, that the e uses, doesn't ( and won't before 2025 according to this: https://www.charinev.org/fileadmin/Down ... ration.pdf). I'd be surprised if they implemented their own closed non-standard to achieve V2G. However they did achieve it (if they do), I suspect a Zappi could be upgraded to work the same way.

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Re: Honda to provide own brand home chargers

Post by londiniumperson » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:43 pm

I'd heard last year that Honda had teamed up with another company to look at V2G with the Honda e.
If you listen to the latest Fully Charged podcast it seems that it's true.

Here's a link to the YouTube version of the podcast: Moixa smart batteries podcast

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Re: Honda to provide own brand home chargers

Post by iHansz » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:44 pm

Dutch brochure about Honda's own chargers.

https://www.honda.nl/content/dam/local/ ... 3-2020.pdf
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Re: Honda to provide own brand home chargers

Post by Wee Peem » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:51 pm

Thanks for the Dutch brochure. Wonder when Honda UK will follow up with theirs ?

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Re: Honda to provide own brand home chargers

Post by ChesterUK » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:26 am

I would imagine that a charger that allowed 2-way energy flow would be very costly right now, similar to having a newer generation gateway device if you have battery storage for the home. The reason for this is if there is a power black out, anything offering a current back through the consumer unit that can flow back to the local transformer must disconnect ensuring safety for infrastructure engineers. Hence anyone with only solar PV, or solar PV with a simple gateway has no power during a black out. Nice to know that at least in theory the Honda e can support V2H & V2G.

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