SmartCharge and Drive ON

Are you an EV owner in Ontario? Do you want to work together to build a better EV infrastructure and enhance electric grid efficiency and resiliency? 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.

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How the program works

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

2. Connect

It takes just minutes to plug your free C2 device into your vehicle’s OBD port.

3. Track your stats

It starts tracking your EV usage right away. View your stats in your personal portal.

4. Charge the North

Leave your device clipped in until August 2020. You’re helping improve EV charging nationwide.

Why sign up for SmartCharge & Drive ON?

We’re on a mission to help utilities in Ontario provide a better charging experience for EV owners like you.

Real-world charging data is critical for utilities to make informed decisions as the uptake of electric vehicle imposes additional demand on electricity distribution systems. We’re asking Ontario EV owners to help pave the way for world-class EV infrastructure by clipping in a FleetCarma C2 device until August 2020.

FleetCarma C2 OBD-II Device

Clip in to learn more about your EV

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.

Trip data
View your electric miles driven, carbon footprint, and battery state of charge by trip.

Ambient temperature
Gauge outside temperature during a trip or charge event.

Auxiliary load
Find out how much energy you’re using on other systems such as heating, radio, and USB charging.

Battery health
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.

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Common questions

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

Our engineering team is continually adding new vehicle models to our support list, so if your vehicle is not listed you are still eligible to apply!

  • Audi eTron
  • BMW i3
  • BMW i3 Rex
  • BMW X5 eDrive
  • Cadillac ELR
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV
  • Chevrolet Spark EV
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Fiat 500e
  • Ford CMAX Energi
  • Ford Focus EV
  • Ford Fusion Energi
  • Honda Fit EV
  • Hyundai Sonata PHEV
  • Hyundai Ioniq BEV
  • Hyundai Ioniq PHEV
  • Kia Niro PHEV
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • Mercedes Benz B-class Electric Drive
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Smart fortwo Electric Drive
  • Tesla Model 3
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Toyota Mirai
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in
  • Toyota Prius Prime
  • Volkswagen e-golf
  • Volkswagen Golf GTE

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

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.

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.

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.

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 and our participating partners (Alectra Utilities, BC Hydro, Oakville Hydro, Burlington Hydro, Waterloo North Hydro, Nova Scotia Power, Hydro-Québec, Bruce Power, Toronto Hydro, NB Power, University of Waterloo, and AddÉnergie Technologies Inc).

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

Yes, by signing up for SmartCharge & Drive ON and receiving your free FleetCarma C2 device, you are agreeing to clip in as soon as possible and remain clipped in until August 2020.

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.