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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