Honda has partnered with Octopus Energy and smart charging specialist Moixa to create intelligent home charging for its e model.
E:Progress features a combined tariff for both the EV and home from Octopus which allows customers access to lower prices during renewable-heavy, off-peak periods.
According to the partners, this gives customers an estimated annual saving in charging costs of up to £475 per year compared to a standard flat tariff.
Moixa’s software selects the most cost-effective times to charge the Honda e based on the tariff, which changes price as often as every 30 minutes in response to fluctuations in wholesale energy prices.
Ordering and installation of the charger is carried out by British Gas, with ongoing after sales support.
The preferred connected charger for the service is the Honda Power Charger S+ (4G), which connects remotely to e:Progress to schedule access to the electricity.
Customers can also change their charging requirements at any time through the e:Progress app.
E:Progress is available in the UK now and will later be rolled out across Europe.
Jørgen Pluym, general manager of Honda’s Energy Solutions division said, “Introducing e:Progress to the market is a significant statement of Honda’s ambition in the provision of energy solutions as part of the continued move towards electrification and the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
“This unique and innovative service, our first energy solution for Europe, gives Honda e customers a highly-advanced intelligent charging solution offering considerable cost savings, while our partner Octopus Energy guarantees that 100% of its electricity comes from renewable sources.”