New Honda e:Progress home charging service launched

The new Honda e:Progress home charging service is powered by renewable energy and can save drivers an average of £475 per year on their electricity bills

Honda has partnered with Octopus Energy and smart charging specialist Moixa to launch a new intelligent home charging service for the Honda e. It’s called e:Progress, and the UK is the first market to receive the technology, before it’ll be rolled out across Europe.

Octopus Energy supplies the energy, with the guarantee that 100 per cent of its electricity comes from renewable sources. The energy firm also provides access to its new dynamic tariff, giving drivers access to lower electricity prices during off-peak periods.

Moixa’s expertise brings an algorithm that works with Octopus’s dynamic tariff, automatically selecting the most cost-effective time to charge the Honda e’s battery. The system also ensures the EV has enough charge to cover the car’s average daily range, although drivers can change their charging requirements at any time using a smartphone app.

Thanks to these partnerships, Honda says its new home charging service can save Honda e drivers up to £475 per year on electricity when compared with a standard flat tariff.

Currently, the system only works with Honda’s Power Charger S+ wallbox, which is linked to Moixa’s software using its built-in 4G connectivity. That means drivers will have to pay £1,500 (including government incentives) to take advantage of the scheme.

While that seems a little steep, Honda hopes buyers will view that figure in context of the expected annual energy savings as, in the best-case scenario, the charger should pretty much pay for itself within the first three years of use. The charger can be ordered from British Gas, through its Local Heroes website.

Honda promises the switch to its e:Progress scheme will be “seamless.” Buyers can check their eligibility on Honda’s webpage, which offers instructions on how to switch to Octopus Energy’s dynamic tariff and subscribe to the intelligent charging service.

Learn more about the latest home charging services on our sister site, Driving Electric…

Recommended

'Judging by 2020's stats, demand for EVs is growing'
Opinion - electric cars
Opinion

'Judging by 2020's stats, demand for EVs is growing'

Steve Fowler finds some positive all-electric figures from a year of sales doom and gloom
13 Jan 2021
‘Your car may not be the most efficient tool for your new, lower-mileage life’
Opinion

‘Your car may not be the most efficient tool for your new, lower-mileage life’

Mike Rutherford thinks now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your modes of transport
20 Dec 2020
Pester power from kids pushes parents towards electric cars
News

Pester power from kids pushes parents towards electric cars

More than half of UK children want their parents to make the switch to an electrified car
27 Oct 2020
Government should place 15% EV quota on car manufacturers, campaigners say
Electric cars

Government should place 15% EV quota on car manufacturers, campaigners say

Global Action Plan and FIA Foundation claim 59 per cent of two-car families could run an electric car without any hindrance
17 Aug 2020

Most Popular

Appreciating cars: classic cars that go up in value
Appreciators: Renault 5
Features

Appreciating cars: classic cars that go up in value

Looking to invest in a modern classic? Here are some cars destined to appreciate in value
4 May 2021
Genesis to launch in Europe this summer with line-up to rival Audi and Mercedes
Genesis G80 and GV80
Genesis

Genesis to launch in Europe this summer with line-up to rival Audi and Mercedes

The Genesis G80 saloon and GV80 SUV will take on the Mercedes E-Class and GLE off-roader as the Korean luxury brand sets its stall out in Europe
4 May 2021
New 2022 Skoda Fabia grows in size and gets tech boost
Skoda Fabia - front
Skoda Fabia

New 2022 Skoda Fabia grows in size and gets tech boost

The new fourth-generation Skoda Fabia supermini is expected to hit UK showrooms early in 2022
4 May 2021