‘Smart’ times are the best times to charge your electric vehicle at home as determined by evPulse. 'Smart' times generally correspond with times when your electricity costs are lowest, grid strain is down, and clean energy is most abundant. While they generally overlap with ‘off-peak’ charging times, as more vehicles connect to the grid, ‘Smart’ times will become increasingly variable and grid strain times will become more volatile. As a result, ‘Smart’ times may shift day by day and minute by minute based on factors such as your neighborhood’s charging demand and other factors. The key is to simply allow your vehicle to follow the evPulse generated schedule!
On your dashboard, you’ll notice a smart charging percentage that is calculated from the last 7 days.
For those using the Automatic Smart Charging service the smart charging percentage represents the amount of home charging you’ve done that occurs within the optimized schedule created by evPulse. Our algorithms determine when the charging occurs such that your target battery level is reached every day.
The smart charging percentage is calculated by dividing the amount of energy your vehicle consumed during smart times, by the total energy that you consumed charging at home over a given day.
You can increase your smart time percentage by plugging in whenever you are home, and by minimizing the times you override the optimized schedules generated for you by evPulse. Learn more about opt-outs and how to avoid them.