Acura and Honda announced agreements with Electrify America, EVgo, and other roaming network partners. As a result, Honda and Acura EV owners now have access to even more of North America’s top charging networks.
In addition to the recent declaration that Honda would embrace the NACS charging standard, these agreements grant access to Tesla’s Supercharger networks.
U.S. Honda and Acura EV customers will be able to use the majority of public American DC fast chargers starting in 2024 and can anticipate having about 100,000 DC charge points available to them by 2030 when combined with the recent joint venture that Honda established with six other major automakers to create a leading high powered charging network.
According to Jay Joseph, vice president of sustainability and business development at American Honda, “Honda aims to provide our customers with easy access to the most fast-charging options of any automaker. Accessing various fast-charging networks, including Tesla’s Supercharger network, EVgo, Electrify America, and roaming partner networks, will make charging Honda and Acura EVs from home easy and convenient.
With the help of the new agreements, Honda and Acura EV drivers will have single-app access to thousands of fast charges around the country. Honda and Acura EV owners may locate charging stations, pay for charging, redeem credits, sign up for subscription plans, and access other features at EVgo, Electrify America, and roaming partner stations without ever leaving the HondaLink and Acura EV smartphone apps.
Customers can choose from one of three charging options in the MSRP when buying or leasing a new Honda or Acura EV. Whether a buyer is a homeowner or renter, a new EV driver, or trading in a more recent model, both Honda and Acura provide a combination of public charging credits, charging equipment, and installation credits to suit each buyer’s lifestyle.
Honda has joined automakers like BMW, GM, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis in developing a high-powered public charging network across North America and its agreements with Tesla, EVgo, and Electrify America.