A Class Of Its Own


  • Honda to introduce to start with professional Vitality Administration services with Europe-to start with adaptable strength tariff particularly tailor-made to EV owners
  • Assistance to be presented beneath the new brand name ‘e:PROGRESS’
  • e:Progress will allow EV owners to charge their motor vehicle generating optimum use of renewables and at the most price-effective time


Honda has right now announced even more aspects of its to start with professional Vitality Administration services – beneath the new brand name ‘e:PROGRESS’ – which will arrive to industry through 2020.


e:Progress will offer a clever charger, clever tariff, and a clever charge management procedure to supply ideal charging for buyers. The clever tariff will be the to start with adaptable strength contract particularly tailor-made to Electrical Auto (EV) owners offered in Europe, optimising the use of electric power from renewable sources which includes photo voltaic energy, wind farms and hydropower. The services also will allow charging at the most price-effective time, relative to grid demand from customers.


The new services will be presented in collaboration with clever charging and aggregation expert Moixa, and foremost European strength provider, Vattenfall. Through Moixa’s GridShare ‘smart charge’ procedure, buyers only specify their most well-liked parameters for bare minimum point out of charge through a smartphone app, leaving the procedure to manage charging. Energy supply is provided by Vattenfall, with a adaptable ‘time of use’ tariff providing lessen price strength at specific time of the working day than a preset tariff.


The blend of both of those Moixa and Vattenfall will allow EV owners to charge their motor vehicle to a schedule which will make optimum use of the most reasonably priced and clear strength offered. The most well-liked components alternative (clever charger) for the new services is Honda’s Ability Charger, a domestic device which will charge a Honda e from zero to 100% ability from a 32-amp energy supply in just more than four hours, considerably a lot quicker than a normal domestic wall socket.


As properly as providing a special established of advantages to buyers, e:Progress will enable the grid by supporting energetic grid management to proficiently stabilise demand from customers and to optimise the use of renewables, while also supporting Honda in meeting its CO2 reduction targets in line with the company’s 2030 eyesight.


Jørgen Pluym, Vitality Administration Challenge Leader, Honda Motor Europe, reviews: “The introduction of e:Progress marks a critical milestone for Honda in the development of our Vitality Administration small business below in Europe, bringing collectively all of our work to date to offer true value to EV owners. This is our to start with move into a services small business product in the strength house, and we are dedicated to continuing to spend and develop in this space as element of the move in the direction of electrification and prevalent adoption of electric powered autos.”


The start of e:Progress follows Honda’s to start with automobile-to-grid job heading live in January, with the installation of bi-directional chargers in Islington, London. This job is a to start with action in helping the regional council electrify its total fleet in line with its dedication to attaining internet-zero emissions by 2030. The job, delivered in partnership with Moixa making use of its GridShare clever software package, optimises EV battery charging when energy from the grid is at its least expensive and cleanest. It can also aggregate teams of plugged-in EVs to send out energy back again to the grid when it is at its most high priced and carbon-intensive.


Honda’s Ability Charger will arrive to industry in line with to start with buyer deliveries of the Honda e this summer months, with the entire e:Progress services live inside of 2020. The new services will be offered in the British isles to begin with, with Germany and other European nations around the world to adhere to.