Ionity now has Plug&Charge across EU network

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Post by londiniumperson » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:50 am

Other than the typo in the article title, hopefully this new standard (ISO 15118) will take off with car manufacturers for UK cars. If it does, then this will be one feature that will be top of my list for my next EV.

PS There's no way in hell that Honda will ever retrofit this to the e.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/12/io ... u-network/
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Post by iHansz » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:01 pm

Fastned has also been doing this for a while. When I plug in, the charging station recognises my car and the rest goes automatically. I don't have to do anything anymore. Can leave it until car is full, or stop earlier and do that either with Fastned's App or at the charging station. Quite easy.
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Post by MattHero » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:54 pm

I *think* the Fastned system uses number plate recognition - at least in part - but the Ionity solution is entirely based on handshake communications from car to charger on ID etc.
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Post by turntoport » Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:38 pm

fair enough Londinium, Honda might be rather reticent to adopt a.n.other originated software - but if they want to survive as a company they obviously will have to. (Their aircraft need to do so with knobs on...) So why shouldn't they upload the software to existing e's even if to 'beta-tester' volunteers (like us)? If it's good enough and prospectively a new de-facto market standard, they'd be stupid not to at least try it; it's gonna happen anyway. And the e:progress via an s+ charger i think does something similar, maybe? Perhaps some news on that side of things (v) soon, methinks... atb ttp

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Post by iHansz » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:06 am

MattHero wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:54 pm
I *think* the Fastned system uses number plate recognition - at least in part - but the Ionity solution is entirely based on handshake communications from car to charger on ID etc.
No, Fastned's charging stations recognise the car when you connect it. The station communicates with the car. Unlike when you connect to a random charging station. You have to enter it once in the app and, and of course, give your approval (also for the financial settlement). So it seems to be the same, but Fastned was (much) earlier. 😎
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Post by londiniumperson » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:11 am

The Fastned Autochange feature info is here:
https://support.fastned.nl/hc/en-gb/art ... 1634378872
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