Electric vehicle drivers in the US state can enrol their vehicle or home charger to earn between 3¢ and 5¢ off every kWh of charging they do during off-peak hours.
Massachusetts has introduced an expanded off-peak residential electric vehicle (EV) charging rebate programme in partnership with National Grid and ev.energy, a global provider of managed EV charging software.
The programme allows customers to receive a discount on their charging by connecting their vehicle or home charger to National Grid’s new mobile app called Charge Smart MA.
National Grid electric customers in Massachusetts will have the ability to earn money back on their monthly bill by plugging in their vehicles during off-peak hours and tracking their charging.
The programme utilises the Charge Smart MA app, developed by ev.energy for National Grid customers. Available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store, EV drivers can enrol their vehicle or home charger to earn between 3¢ and 5¢ off every kWh of charging they do during off-peak hours.
The Charge Smart MA app allows National Grid customers to log in using their National Grid billing account so that any rebates earned are credited straight back onto their electric bill. The app also enables EV drivers to track their EV charging costs.
The Bay state reports the number of EV drivers continues to grow with more than 51,000 registered EVs across the state and a goal of more than 300,000 EVs on the road by 2025. As energy demands grow, flexibility will become a critical asset.
“The MA EV off-peak charging programme helps EV drivers reduce the cost of charging their EVs and improving the resiliency of the electric grid,” said Helen Burt, chief customer officer for National Grid. “National Grid believes EVs are an integral part to achieving a clean and fossil-free future for Massachusetts.”
“With energy prices remaining volatile, we’ve partnered with National Grid to make it easy for Massachusetts EV drivers to manage their charging costs and save money at the same time,” added Joseph Vellone, head of North America for ev.energy.
“Even better, charging off-peak with National Grid means that EV drivers are supporting grid stability and using lower-carbon energy.”
National Grid customer Bradley Bissel commented: “I bought an EV nine years ago to save on fuel costs and in 2022, it’s a huge saving. I ended up changing my charging habits once I was able to see how smart charging off-peak saved me money, supported the integrity of our energy grid, and will support the environment for years to come. Saving money and earning rebates is just a bonus.”
Clean energy delivery company
National Grid is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through its networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
ev.energy is a certified B Corporation with a mission to make EV charging greener, cheaper, and smarter for utilities and their customers. Its end-to-end software platform wirelessly connects to a range of electric vehicles and L2 chargers and intelligently manages EV charging while keeping customers engaged and rewarded through a mobile app interface.
Source: IOT NETWORK NEWS