Smart charging works by adapting the time your EV charges based on your energy tariff and the current carbon intensity of the grid. We'll automatically optimise charging at times when the price is lowest and energy is greenest. This maximises the amount of renewable energy you use overnight and minimises the cost to you - all while ensuring your vehicle is ready to go when you need it.
Usually, drivers come home from work, plug in, and start charging right away – but this coincides with the natural peaks in domestic energy demand. Smart charging presses “pause” on charging until the demand in the house has gone down, and greener, cheaper energy is more readily available. Optimising charging to take place during these low electricity consumption hours is not only cheaper, but also helps in balancing the electricity grid.
The ev.energy app automatically generates a smart charging schedule for your car, all you need to do is set your ready by time. Simply plug in your EV at home, use our app to set when you need your car charged by and we do the rest.