SmartCharge MVEA

SmartCharge MVEA will help optimize the power grid for increased adoption of EVs while keeping charging costs low for electric vehicle drivers. Your participation will help pave the way for the future of EV driving and charging.

Get involved, help promote the adoption of electric vehicles.

Get rewarded for charging smarter and help Mountain View Electric Association plan for the adoption of more EVs.

2. Connect

Installation after receiving your connected car device takes a few minutes and you're ready to go.

3. Track your stats

Start logging your driving and charging after plugging in. View your stats in your personal SCR portal.

4. Get rewarded

You're ready to go. Start earning rewards and track stats for driving and charging your EV.

Sign up and plug-in to get rewards

We’re on a mission to provide a better driving and charging experience for EV owners like you. Real world charging data will help Mountain View Electric Association plan and manage the electric grid to ensure charging electric vehicles stays reliable for everyone in the Mountain View Electric Association service territory. Join fellow EV owners in helping pave the way for an electric future by signing up and participating in SmartCharge MVEA today.

In addition to helping Mountain View Electric Association learn more about EV adoption in the region, you will be eligible to earn $100 for installing and activating your device.

FleetCarma C2 connected car OBD-II device
SmartCharge Rewards charging dashboard accessed on telephone

Learn about your EV by participating

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.

Ready to go? Sign up for SmartCharge MVEA.

Let's go!

Common questions

Participants will install a small device in their vehicle that automatically collects and transmits vehicle information via a cellular connection. Data collected are shared with participants in a personalized portal and will be used by FleetCarma and Mountain View Electric Association to understand EV charging impacts on the grid.

You are eligible if you own or lease a plug-in electric vehicle – either a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle or battery electric vehicle, and you are a Mountain View Electric Association customer that typically charges your vehicle within Mountain View Electric Association service territory.

A conventional hybrid operates only on gasoline. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle can be connected to an external electric source to charge its battery. If your vehicle can be plugged in, you may be eligible to join the SmartCharge MVEA program.

You’ll earn 100,000 points (equivalent to $100 in rewards) for every approved vehicle when you install, activate your device(s) and complete the first charge session in the Mountain View Electric Association service territory. The program accepts up to two electric vehicles so please be sure to include all of your electric vehicles in the application to ensure you receive the maximum reward!

Yes! There are two maximum allowed vehicles per accepted participant. Simply indicate the number of vehicles you wish to register for the program in your application.

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 gathers data directly from your vehicle’s internal systems, processes it, and makes it available to you via a mobile-friendly dashboard called SmartCharge Rewards.

For a glossary of terms related to EVs, C2 technology, and charging, please refer to https://www.fleetcarma.com/smartcharge/support/.

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.

Instructions can be found at https://www.fleetcarma.com/smartcharge/support/, as well as mailed with your C2.

If you still have questions, please contact smartcharge@fleetcarma.com or call 1-800-975-2434. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 5am- 2pm MST (8am – 5pm EST).

No problem! Send us an email at smartcharge@fleetcarma.com and we can send you a free y-cable so that you can have both devices connected.

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.

FleetCarma is a connected car EV platform that allows organizations and individuals to gather useful data insights from electric vehicles while also rewarding EV drivers for participation in utility EV programs using the SmartCharge Rewards portal.

Prospective participants can apply starting on Monday February 8th, 2021, with the data collection period lasting until Tuesday February 8th, 2022.

Qualified participants will be able to redeem rewards for cash deposits into a PayPal account on a monthly basis. Setup your PayPal account here.

If you do not have PayPal, you will receive an electronic Amazon card for the full amount of rewards earned within a one year period.

Via the C2 hardware device, FleetCarma will collect information about:

  • Charging session duration, energy consumption and location.
  • GPS charging location coordinates will be used to determine how much charging is occurring within the Mountain View Electric Association service territory. We only collect GPS information when you are charging, not when you are driving.
  • Trip duration, energy consumption and distance traveled.
  • Personal information such as name, email, vehicle type and home address.

If you move out of state, sell your EV or simply wish to no longer participate in the program, please notify FleetCarma Support by email to end your participation in the program and for instructions on how to return your C2 device if you have not yet activated it.

 

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 and will be placed on our waitlist! If your new vehicle is not on this list, please email smartcharge@fleetcarma.com.

  • Audi A3 eTron (2016 – 2018)
  • BMW i3 (2014 – 2020)
  • BMW i3 Rex (2014 – 2020)
  • BMW X5 eDrive (2017-2018)
  • Cadillac ELR (2014 – 2016)
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV (2017 – 2020)
  • Chevrolet Spark EV (2013 – 2015)
  • Chevrolet Volt (2011 – 2019)
  • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid(2017 – 2020)
  • Fiat 500e (2013 – 2015)
  • Ford C-MAX Energi (2013 – 2017)
  • Ford Focus Electric (2012 – 2018)
  • Ford Fusion Energi (2013 – 2020)
  • Honda Fit EV (2013 – 2014)
  • Hyundai Sonata PHEV (2016 – 2019)
  • Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2017 -2020)
  • Hyundai Ioniq PHEV (2018 – 2020)
  • Hyundai Kona (2019 – 2020)
  • Jaguar I-PACE (2019 – 2020)
  • Kia Niro PHEV (2018 – 2020)
  • Kia Niro BEV (2019 – 2020)
  • Kia Soul EV (2014 – 2020)
  • Kia Optima PHEV (2017 – 2018)
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV (2012 – 2016)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (2018 – 2020)
  • Mercedes Benz B-250e (2017 – 2018)
  • Nissan LEAF (2011 – 2020)
  • Smart Electric Drive (2013 – 2019)
  • Tesla Model 3 (2018 – 2021)
  • Tesla Model S (2013 – 2021)
  • Tesla Model X (2016 – 2021)
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in (2012 – 2016)
  • Toyota Prius Prime (2016 – 2020)
  • Volkswagen e-golf (2015 – 2020)
  • Volkswagen Golf GTE (2014 – 2019)
  • Volvo XC90 PHEV (2020)
  • Volvo XC60 PHEV (2020)