Tesla Supercharger Network Opened To Non-Tesla In UK

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RecklessEngineer
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Yeah, if anyone has updated anything it's much more likely to be Tesla than Honda! But sure, if I use one again I'll share the results here!

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londiniumperson
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RecklessEngineer wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 12:15 pm Mine's a 2020 Advance, any idea where I can check the software version to see if they match?
Are they not all 2020 Advance models in the UK because they have never been revised?
Yes the website 'How Many Left' has 86 licensed standard (non Advance models) but from my experience of that website as well as the DVLA records, I don't believe that any standard e's were ever sold in the UK via official Honda dealers.
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5thcivic
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I went to the dealer thinking about the standard model, but he said straight away they don't have any, would have difficulty getting one, and the advance was what everybody bought if they were buying an E. Now is that what the told everybody? I don't mind, I'm happy I got the advance.
RecklessEngineer
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Had to stop at the same Supercharger in Wokingham earlier today and it charged absolutely fine, no issues. This was our first long distance motorway journey in the E, was a bit of an experience using public chargers! Of the 4 we used, 2 had faulty chargers that required us to move on to the next services or move parking spaces. The Tesla one just worked, they've definitely got their act together compared to the other companies we used!
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It would definitely be worth using Tesla’s network as they must be the cheapest per kW and most reliable of them all but until there’s more in-depth information for the failures on some cars I won’t be risking it.
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2017 Honda MSX125.
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madbiker
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Ok, first attempt was a failure and had the red light and an orange light on the dash however after charging at home with the BP Pulse wall box the orange light cleared and everything appeared normal, I notified and booked it into Bristol Honda for them to see if there were any error codes recorded.
That service appointment was for this morning, so I thought I would try the Tesla Supercharger at Cribbs again thinking at least the orange warning light would be showing for the technician to see for themselves, well I plugged it into the charger next to the one where I had the original fault and was pleasantly surprised when it turned blue and started to charge, I had literally started the charge when another e turned up and proceeded to back in to the charger slot where I had the failure, I quickly got out and told them what had happened to me at that charger but after seeing that mine was charging ok they decided to give it go and with a great relief his started to charge, this was the first time he had used a Tesla charger.
I let it charge for around 15 minutes before ending the charge the other one was still their happily charging when I left.

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2022 Honda E Advance, Modern Steel Metalic, 16” rims.
2017 Honda MSX125.
2016 Nissan Navara Tekna on 4C air ride.
2009 Honda TRX700 road registered.
RecklessEngineer
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Post by RecklessEngineer »

Interesting update on this, just had my car serviced by Honda in Guildford and they informed they've installed a software update to 'fix the charging issue when using Tesla superchargers'. They said Honda would be sending letters out to customers in the next couple of weeks informing them there's an update available
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Post by green1 »

RecklessEngineer wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2024 1:12 pm Interesting update on this, just had my car serviced by Honda in Guildford and they informed they've installed a software update to 'fix the charging issue when using Tesla superchargers'. They said Honda would be sending letters out to customers in the next couple of weeks informing them there's an update available
Would that happen to be Yeomans? If you look at my last post in my thread in the Faults forum, I think you are being told the same thing that I have been. I brought in my car to Guildford for a charging warning that came up in my case on regular AC charging (haven’t even used DC on it yet). After they’d tested my car for a week, I was told Honda was building an update in response to my particular issue that would also solve other people’s warnings with DC chargers and be pushed to them later. 🤷‍♂️ Hope it’s true.
RecklessEngineer
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Yeah, was at Yeoman's. Thought it was the first time I'd heard Honda say there's a known problem for some cars using their chargers
madbiker
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Eagerly awaiting that email or letter about the update, could a software update release the full charging speed to the original 60 or was it 100KW when first released?
2022 Honda E Advance, Modern Steel Metalic, 16” rims.
2017 Honda MSX125.
2016 Nissan Navara Tekna on 4C air ride.
2009 Honda TRX700 road registered.
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