CALIFORNIA, 2 October 2023: Honda’s American subsidiary, American Honda Motor Co Inc, has sealed agreements with EVgo and Electrify America, both renowned for their extensive public fast charging networks. These pacts, in addition to Honda’s adoption of the North American Charging Standard (NACS) for access to Tesla Superchargers, are set to reshape the charging landscape for Honda and Acura EV customers.
Comprehensive Charging Access
With these agreements, Honda and Acura EV owners will enjoy the ease of single-app access to thousands of fast chargers across the United States. Through the HondaLink and Acura EV smartphone apps, users can seamlessly locate available charging stations, make payments, redeem credits, enroll in subscription plans, and access various features at EVgo, Electrify America, and their roaming partner stations.
Charging Packages Tailored to You
Upon purchasing or leasing a new Honda or Acura EV, customers can select from three charging packages included in the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). These packages cater to various lifestyles, whether customers are homeowners or renters, new EV drivers, or those upgrading to newer models.
The packages offer a combination of public charging credits, charging equipment, and installation credits. They range from a package with a USD 100 credit for owners selecting a Level 2 Home Charging Station to a package with a USD 750 credit for those maximizing public charging. Customers can also benefit from installation credits via the Honda Home Electrification (HHE) or Acura Home Electrification (AHE) marketplaces, connecting them with local installers and expert Energy Advisors.
Electrify America’s Special Offer
First-time Honda and Acura EV owners will receive 60 kWh of complimentary public charging from Electrify America, included in all available charging packages. This initiative marks Honda as the first automaker to provide credits across multiple US charging networks.
Towards a Greener Future
These developments align with Honda and Acura’s commitment to sustainability and electrification. Both brands are gearing up to launch new all-electric models in North America, equipped with NACS ports for convenient charging. Honda will continue adopting NACS standards for its future models, ensuring compatibility with evolving charging infrastructure.
Joint Venture for High-Powered Charging
American Honda Motor Co Inc has also collaborated with seven major automakers to establish a joint venture aimed at creating a robust high-powered charging network for EVs. This initiative, expected to be established soon, aspires to be North America’s premier network of reliable high-powered charging stations. The charging sites will feature multiple high-powered DC chargers, enhancing long-distance travel for EV owners. Sustainability remains a focal point, with plans to power the network exclusively through renewable energy.
Universal Access and Compliance
These charging stations will be accessible to all battery-powered electric vehicles from any automaker using CCS or NACS standards. They are anticipated to meet or exceed the requirements of the U.S. National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program.
Honda and Acura’s commitment to electrification extends beyond charging. They offer online marketplaces, Honda Home Electrification (HHE), and Acura Home Electrification (AHE), facilitating the setup of home charging options that suit individual lifestyles. These marketplaces also offer additional home electrification products such as rooftop solar, home batteries, smart home energy management, and heat pump water heaters to further enhance energy efficiency.
Honda and Acura’s strategic partnerships and charging agreements signal a brighter future for electric mobility. Their dedication to accessible and sustainable charging solutions will undoubtedly accelerate the transition to electric vehicles in North America. As these initiatives roll out, EV enthusiasts can look forward to a seamless, eco-friendly, and comprehensive charging experience, reaffirming Honda and Acura’s commitment to driving a cleaner and greener future.