SmartCharge New England – MGED

Help us welcome a growing number of EV drivers while keeping charging costs low by optimizing the power grid. Join us to 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 Energy New England and MGED plan for the adoption of more EVs.

2. Connect

Installing your device takes just a few minutes and you're ready to go.

3. Track your stats

Your driving and charging is logged automatically by your device. 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 New England plan and manage the electric grid to ensure charging electric vehicles stays reliable for everyone in New England. Join fellow EV owners in helping pave the way for an electric future by signing up and participating in SmartCharge New England – MGED today.

In addition to helping New England learn more about EV adoption in the region, the first 20 participants will be eligible to earn $50 for installing and activating their devices.

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 New England - MGED.

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 Middleborough Gas and Electric Department (MGED) 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 an MGED customer that typically charges your vehicle within Middleborough and Lakeville. In order to determine your eligibility, Energy New England will require proof of vehicle registration to be sent to ev@ene.org.

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.

You’ll earn 50,000 points (equivalent to $50 in rewards) for every approved vehicle when you install, activate your device(s) and complete the first charge session in the MGED service territory. So please be sure to include all of your electric vehicles in the application to ensure you receive the maximum reward!

Keep Going  

Earn additional rewards by charging during off-peak hours and avoiding on-peak charging, while keeping the device installed and charging in the MGED service territory.

Earn up to $10 per month in additional rewards by signing up for MGED’s EVSE rebate. Non-EVSE rebate participants will have the opportunity to earn up to $5 per month in additional rewards.

Yes! 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 8am – 5pm EST (7am- 4m CST).

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 September 7th, 2020 with the data collection period lasting two years.

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 want to use PayPal, you will receive an Amazon card for the full amount of rewards earned at the end of the year.

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 Middleborough service territory. We only collect GPS information when you are charging, not when you are driving.
  • Trip duration, energy consumption and distance travelled.
  • Personal information such as name, email, vehicle type and home address.

We’re targeting 20 customers who own or lease EVs and live in the towns of Middleborough and Lakeville. We plan to expand this number over time.

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.