Gain a complete understanding of electric vehicle charging on your grid.
The only hardware required for the SmartCharge RewardsTM program is our C2 device, which is simply plugged into an electric vehicle’s OBD-II port (found under the dash). This is typically a 10-second install that can be done by the EV owner. Once plugged in, the C2 will also auto-configure and seamlessly connect to the local cellular network.
While a submeter is effective at disaggregating EV load from the rest of the household, it does not provide the ability to monitor or incentivize charging behavior that occurs outside of the home.
With our connected car device, you’re able to generate (anonymized) comprehensive data that includes all of home, workplace, and public charging.
All charge event logs can be provided in event summaries and 15-minute interval data and can help you understand where exactly EV load is coming from.
Furthermore, it’s able to provide useful insight on driving patterns, helping to inform public charging infrastructure strategy and educate EV owners.
Historically, utilities have faced the challenge of low enrollment rates when implementing EV TOU programs. When EV owners are requested to pay an additional delivery charge, or install a second meter at their own expense, it can feel as though there is little incentive to join the program.
By offering participants SmartCharge RewardsTM, you gain added flexibility to send and adjust financial incentives throughout the program – serving as an alternative form of pricing signals.
“We’ve gone from a mindset that thought we can never afford to adopt electric vehicles to a mindset that believes we can’t afford not to.”
– Jim Gudjonson, Thompson Rivers University
“…helped us model the capabilities of EVs in our applications and to build the business case with our management team. It was really a no brainer after that.”
– Suzanne Madder, Town of Oakville
“No one else can tell you with this degree of precision and customization how EVs can be incorporated into your fleet. The numbers and models speak for themselves.”
– Leon de Vreede, Town of Bridgewater