09 Aug '18, 10am

Honda Fit EV drivers in California can now earn money when charging their car

Ever since electric cars started appearing on our roads, naysayers warned that our electricity grids couldn't cope with the strain. Utilities and grid operators don't appear too worried however—in fact, many see it as a rare bright spot of new business in a world of otherwise declining demand . That said, managing who charges, how and when will be critical for balancing supply with demand. And Honda are now rolling out a pilot program called SmartCharge to incentivize California Honda Fit EV drivers to move their charging to times when the grid has surplus to share. Here's how it works according to the company press release: Using the vehicle telematics system and Enel X subsidiary eMotorWerks' JuiceNet software platform, Honda SmartChargeTM computes the best time to charge a vehicle from the electric grid, dynamically taking into account the driver's daily schedule, the a...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/cars/honda-fit-ev-drivers-cali...

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