Once your electric vehicle is connected during the evPulse registration process and you've successfully enrolled in BGE's Smart Charge Management Program, your charging will be optimally scheduled each time you plug in at home based on your settings.
Visit your evPulse dashboard to customize your Automatic Smart Charging settings. From there, you can set your charging finish time for each day of the week, view your target battery level, and enable the Low Battery Protection feature (optional).
evPulse considers several factors when determining your smart charging times, including the lowest-cost periods you can charge in order to meet your upcoming driving needs and the overall electric grid conditions.
Based on these inputs, evPulse algorithms prioritize meeting the following goals in order:
- Get your car charged up by the time you need it
- Charge at the cheapest times
- Charge when energy generation is cheapest or electric grid stress is lowest
You'll receive notifications about your upcoming schedules through your preferred method (web and/or SMS texts) and can always cancel an upcoming charge schedule, if needed. You can choose to keep the schedule notifications or let them fade out after the first 5 notifications.
Tip: evPulse is a web-based app, so be sure to bookmark https://bge.ev-pulse.com/dashboard in your browser for easy access!