As an EV driver, you can help B.C. prepare for a future with more electric vehicles (EVs) by providing useful insights into EV driver charging. By understanding when and where EVs charge, and how much energy is consumed, you'll help pave the way for future drivers by ensuring that the power system is ready for a plug-in future.
FleetCarma, a Canadian technology company, is working with BC Hydro and the Government of B.C. to collect and aggregate EV data for a better understanding of the impact of EV charging across the province.
Why sign up?
When you sign up, you'll get a FleetCarma C2 a small device (a bit like a USB stick) that easily plugs into your EV. This hardware talks to your vehicle to understand its energy consumption every time you charge, as well as monitoring your state-of-charge. FleetCarma will combine this data anonymously in their system with all other participants for an accurate view of the province to help project future usage. And of course, you can review your own data any time on Fleetcarma's online dashboard.
Here's how it works
Participation is easy, fast, and it'll help all EV drivers. All you need to do is:
- Sign up. Start supporting EV adoption in less time than it takes to get a coffee.
- Connect. You'll be sent a FleetCarma C2 device to plug-into your EV.
- Track your stats. Download your driving data to learn more about your habits. See what effect auxiliary power (such as heating, cooling and audio) has on your battery power. Learn how the outside temperature affects your driving range. And see if there's any degradation in your battery.
- Stick with it. Stay connected until May 2021. We're all going to learn a lot from this.
Who's eligible to join Charge BC?
If you live in B.C. and own or lease a battery EV or a plug-in hybrid EV, you're eligible.
Learn more and sign up
More details, and a link to register, are available at fleetcarma.com's Charge BC page.