We’re preparing for a plug-in future.
Help plan for adoption of EVs by joining Charge BC.

You can help British Columbia prepare for a future with more electric vehicles by providing insight into EV driver charging. By understanding when and where EVs charge to how much energy is consumed, you’ll help pave the way for future drivers by ensuring that the power system is ready for a plug-in future.

 

We are currently fully subscribed, but please feel free to provide your info below to be added to our waiting list for potential future program expansion.

How the program works

Help plan for the adoption of EVs. Participation is fast and easy.

1. Signup

Start supporting EV adoption in less time than getting a coffee.

2. Connect

We’ll send you a FleetCarma C2 device to plug-into your EV.

3. Track Your Stats

That’s it! We’ll do the rest, you keep driving and charging as normal.

4. Charge BC

Stay connected until May 2021. You’re improving EV charging.

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Why sign up for the study?
You’ll get an electric vehicle plug-and-play device, the FleetCarma C2. This hardware talks to your vehicle to understand it’s energy consumption when it’s recharged as well as the state-of-charge. This data is made available to you, the vehicle owner via online dashboards. Yours and all other participants data will be used to understand the impact of EV charging on the grid.
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Once you’ve plugged-in,
EV data starts flowing.

Download driving data

Know the nitty gritty of your driving habits with accurate data.

Powerful energy reporting

Learn how much of your battery power is being used on auxiliary loads like heating, cooling, and radio.

Temperature and range

Evaluate the impact of environmental temperature on driving range.

Review charging history

See the breakdown of EV charging by charger levels.

EV trip data

Gain insights into your EV trips efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions.

EV battery health

Monitor your battery charge, degradation, and real energy capacity.

Ready? Help prepare for a future with more electric vehicles.

Not sure? Frequently Asked Questions.

Am I eligible to join Charge BC?

You are eligible for this program if you live in British Columbia and own or lease a plug-in electric vehicle – either a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle or battery electric vehicle.

What happens after I register?

We’ll review your application to confirm eligibility. If accepted, we will send you a FleetCarma C2 with instructions for installation and how to activate your C2.

Can I still use the device without an OBD port?

Yes. For Teslas and other vehicles with alternative OBD setups, the C2 device is installed in a proprietary diagnostics connector using a supplied adapter cable.

How do I install the device?

Installation is simple and instructions will be mailed to you with your C2 device. You can also refer to our Setup Page for instructions. Please contact chargebc@fleetcarma.com if you need further assistance.

Do I have to participate for a certain amount of time?

Yes, by signing up for Charge BC and receiving your free FleetCarma C2 device, you are agreeing to clip in as soon as possible and remain clipped in until April 30, 2019.

Is GPS information shared?

GPS information is collected, but not shared at the individual level. The data is collected and stored but no one outside of FleetCarma will see an individual’s location data. The GPS data will be aggregated for the purpose of showing charging hotspots.

What do I get? Is there a cost to participate?

You’ll receive a C2 device and gain access to advanced EV stats from FleetCarma dashboard at no cost. We cover shipping as well.

Can you tell me about the device?

The C2 was developed by FleetCarma to give electric vehicle drivers access to a wealth of information about their cars like driving efficiency, battery health, and more. It makes EV data access easy, comparable, and shareable. The C2 fits in the palm of your hand, and is installed into the on-board diagnostics port in your electric vehicle – this is called the OBD port. From there, the C2 gathers data directly from your vehicle’s internal systems, processes it, and makes it available to you through your FleetCarma dashboard.

What information is collected and why?

With electric vehicle sales on the rise, utilities need to capture real-world charging data from their service area. Real-world charging data is necessary for utilities to make informed decisions about their infrastructure and ensure they are ready to provide EV owners a good charging experience. The C2 collects:

 

Charging Information — The amount of charging energy consumed is collected in order to provide you with charging behavior feedback.

 

Driving Information – Used to calculate energy efficiency in miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) and watt-hours per mile (Wh/mile).

 

Location Information – GPS charging location coordinates will be used to determine where Canadian EV owners need charging stations and where they currently charge.

 

Information that can identify you personally will not be made public or given to organizations outside of FleetCarma, BC Hydro, and the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. For full details, please visit https://www.fleetcarma.com/chargebc/terms