- Two NY-area utility companies have partnered with ev.energy to promote more EV incentives in the state.
- Participants can easily earn cash back each month for using the grid at off-peak times to charge up.
- As the largest EV charging program in the U.S., this can further promote wider EV adoption.
Utility companies Con Edison and Orange & Rockland are teaming up with ev.energy to provide incentives to EV drivers in their service areas. The SmartCharge New York program rewards EV owners with cash for charging during “grid-friendly” times. It’s currently the largest EV charging program in the U.S., with over 5,000 vehicles enrolled. It also contributes to New York State’s goal of cleaner transportation.
Using ev.energy’s wireless technology, EV drivers can quickly enroll in the SmartCharge New York program. After that, they can start earning rewards for charging during off-peak times, such as midnight to 8 a.m.
The program is open to a wide range of home charger brands. Moreover, participants can receive their cash back each month through easy apps like Venmo or PayPal. The program also helps ensure the reliability of the power grid. When different people use the grid at more varied times, it then becomes more efficient and cost-effective to use overall.
Joseph Vellone, Head of North America for ev.energy, believes that joining the SmartCharge New York program can be a major step to meeting New York State’s ambitious clean energy goals. “Con Edison and Orange & Rockland have taken a major step in helping the state meet its goals with their new SmartCharge New York program. We at ev.energy are honored to be partnering with them to deliver this program, and are looking forward to delivering a seamless and rewarding experience for New York’s EV drivers.”
Con Edison’s Vice President of Distributed Resource Integration, Raghu Sudhakara, further encourages EV owners to take advantage of the program. “We are doing all we can to make it easier for drivers to switch to electric vehicles, which will play an integral role in creating the clean energy future New Yorkers want.”
The transportation sector is responsible for the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions in New York. As a result, initiatives like SmartCharge New York help cities and states promote more sustainable transport options.
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