Because of your enthusiasm for working together to build a better Canadian EV infrastructure, we have reached our first signup goal. We will be releasing more spots in our Charge the North program shortly! Fill out the form below to be the first to know when registration has been reopened.
It’s quick and easy to register! We’ll ship a FleetCarma C2 device right to your door at no cost.
It takes just minutes to plug your free C2 device into your vehicle’s OBD port.
Track your stats
It starts tracking your EV usage right away. View your stats in your personal portal.
Charge the North
Leave your device clipped in until March 2019. You’re helping improve EV charging nationwide.
Why sign up for SmartCharge Rhode Island?
We’re on a mission to help Canadian utilities provide a better charging experience for EV owners like you.
Real-world charging data is critical for utilities to make informed decisions. We’re asking 1,000 Canadian EV owners to help pave the way for world-class EV infrastructure by clipping in a FleetCarma C2 device until March 31, 2019.
Setup is quick and easy. Your free FleetCarma device plugs right into your EV’s onboard diagnostic (OBD) port or Tesla diagnostic connector to unlock powerful information about your EV usage.
Download your stats
Keep records and share your vehicle’s stats with friends and family
View your electric miles driven, carbon footprint, and battery state of charge by trip
Gauge outside temperature during a trip or charge event
Find out how much energy you’re using on other systems such as heating, radio, and USB charging
Understand your battery’s degradation of storage and power capacity over time
Charging by level
See the break down of charging from different charger levels
What is the point of the study?
LES is partnering with FleetCarma to collect charging information for Electric Vehicles (EV) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) in the LES service territory. This information will help LES learn more about EV and PHEV impacts in our city and climate while playing a vital role in helping LES prepare for the future adoption of more electric vehicles.
How will the study work?
Participants will install a small device in their vehicle that automatically collects and transmits vehicle information via a cellular connection.
Am I eligible to participate?
Participants must be an LES customer who own or lease a plug-in hybrid electric or battery-electric vehicle that is typically charged within LES’ service territory.
Where does the hardware device plugin?
The device is very easy to install, simply plugging into your vehicle’s onboard diagnostics (OBD II) port or Tesla diagnostics connector. The OBD II port is typically located below the steering wheel and is the same port mechanics plug into for diagnostic checks.
How will the device know where I am charging?
GPS determines to charge location. The GPS information is only collected when charging, not while driving.
When will I get the device?
If you are selected to participate, the device will be mailed to you and you will be notified regarding your acceptance to the program.
Can I remove the device?
The device should remain plugged in for the duration of the study. However, it is fine if your auto shop temporarily removes the device for diagnostic testing. Just be sure it is plugged back in afterward.
What should I do if I have an issue with the device?
If the device is lost or damaged, or if you have any questions, contact SmartChargePugetSound@fleetcarma.com.
What is FleetCarma?
FleetCarma is a connected car platform that allows organizations and individuals to effectively monitor electric vehicles.
What is the study timeline?
Prospective participants can apply starting on Aug. 1, 2018. LES expects to begin collecting data Nov. 1, 2018, with the data collection period lasting two years.
What will I get for participating?
In addition to helping LES learn more about EV and PHEV charging habits, you’ll receive a $25 credit on your bill once data collection commences and then another $25 credit when you return the hardware device to LES at the end of the study. You’ll also have access to your charging and driving data on the FleetCarma online portal, all at no cost.
What information will LES collect?
Via the FleetCarma hardware device, LES will collect information about:
• Charging session duration, energy consumption and location.
• Trip duration, energy consumption and distance traveled.
Will my private information be protected?
How many customers will be participating?
Although the actual number of participants is flexible, LES is ideally targeting 50 customers.
When should I install the device?
The device must be installed within 10 days after delivery.
How do I tell if the device is working properly?
FleetCarma will notify you via email if the device is not communicating. In addition, there are also diagnostic lights on the device that you can view.