e:progress or <other> charger?

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Post by nasi » Fri May 13, 2022 9:49 pm

While I await delivery of my e I am sorting out having a home charger fitted.

One option I have looked at is the Honda e:progress service and the Alfen charger. This has the obvious advantage of being able to talk to the car to obtain SoC information. Beyond that headstart it seems a similar service to ev.energy in terms of managing the charging process.

My main question at this point is; how much of a benefit is that over other systems that don't know the SoC? With the OLEZ grant gone, the price of e:progress (with their cashback) is similar to other options such as Hypervolt or an ev.energy compatible charger. Or is it really a no-brainer and the advantage of communication with the car outweighs all other options?

I don't see Honda opening up their API to third parties any time soon…

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Post by zemdega » Sat May 14, 2022 9:15 am

As we will have solar panels in a week and inverter will be from Growatt, I decided to go with Growatt charger. Not sure if Honda will be our last and only EV so we went for 3 phase 22kWh model even that Honda E won't be able to use it in full. I liked the fact that charger will be able to communicate with solar panel inverter and use it in best possible way.


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Post by milligoon » Tue May 17, 2022 5:45 pm

If the eprogress does allow SOC info, then there is no reason why it shouldn't be able to work with octopus intelligent tariff I would have thought, it maybe worth contacting octopus to see if there support that charger.
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Post by nasi » Tue May 17, 2022 8:36 pm

It currently works with Octopus Go and Agile Octopus, so I imagine they could well add Intelligent Octopus at some point. I'll add it to my list of questions for them…

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