Enabling Smart Charging allows the app to communicate directly with your car or charger. We then schedule your charging to charge at the cheapest, greenest times. One year of Smart Charging saves 140kg of carbon – the equivalent to the carbon sequestered in seven 10-year-old trees.
We do prioritise saving you money above all else. However, if the cost to you is the same, then we schedule your charge at more environmentally friendly times.
For UK-based users, we use your local electricity grid's carbon intensity forecast and align the times at which we charge your EV with periods where there is an excess energy supply from renewable sources such as wind and solar.
In the US, we get generation forecasts from the regional power markets - these include CAISO, ERCOT, MISO, PJM and others - and we calculate the carbon intensity of the electricity based on the exact mix of coal, gas, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar and more.
Our Solar Smart mode, available worldwide, will also charge your car from your solar panels at sunny times, rather than from the grid or by using a combination of both depending on the size of your solar array. This feature allows you to charge your car with your own, free, 100% renewable solar energy.
We are currently testing our integration with Powerwall installations and other smart home appliances.
Please email us to learn more.