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SmartCharge PGE

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Enroll

Registration is easy. After acceptance we'll ship a connected car device to you for installation.

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Connect

Installation after receiving your connected car device takes a few minutes and you’re ready to go.

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Track your stats

Start logging your driving and charging after plugging in. View your stats in your personal online portal.

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Get Rewards

You’re ready to go. Start earning rewards and track stats for driving and charging your EV.

Get Enrolled

We’re on a mission to provide a better driving and charging experience for EV owners like you. Real world charging data will help Portland General Electric plan and manage the electric grid to ensure charging electric vehicles stays reliable for all PGE customers. Join fellow EV owners in helping pave the way for an electric future by signing up and participating in SmartCharge PGE today.

Program description

Get Installed

Once you receive your connected car device, just follow the easy-to-understand installation and activation instructions. It’s a simple process and you should be up and running in minutes!

Get Charging

Review the guidelines for your program to find out when you should change and what times to avoid. Do your part to reduce carbon emissions by charging during “off-peak” hours.

Get Rewards

In addition to helping PGE learn more about EV adoption in the region, you will be eligible to earn a minimum of $100 for your participation, and can potentially earn up to $800 over the course of the program.

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Charging at home is very convenient and I am willing to do it off hours if it saves money and reduces strain on the grid.

Owner of a long-range BEV from New York
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The SmartCharge Rewards program is an excellent way to encourage EV use.

A new EV owner that decided to drive electric to save on costs.
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It’s great to get rebates from the SmartCharge program and also know I’m doing my part to decrease peak loads on the system.

EV owner who has been driving an electric vehicle for 2-3 years
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It’s great to get rebates from the SmartCharge program and also know I’m doing my part to decrease peak loads on the system.

EV owner who has been driving an electric vehicle for 2-3 years

SmartCharge Rewards is a connected car EV platform that allows organizations and individuals to gather useful data insights from electric vehicles while also rewarding EV drivers for participation in utility EV programs using SmartCharge Rewards.

Participants will install a small device in their vehicle that automatically collects and transmits vehicle information via a cellular connection. Data collected are shared with participants in a personalized portal and will be used by SmartCharge Rewards and PGE to understand EV charging impacts on the grid.

If you have any specific questions, please contact us at support@smartchargerewards.com.

You are eligible if you own or lease a plug-in electric vehicle (either a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle or battery electric vehicle), and you are a PGE customer that typically charges your vehicle in-territory.

A conventional hybrid operates only on gasoline. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle can be connected to an external electric source to charge its battery. If your vehicle can be plugged in, you may be eligible to join the SmartCharge PGE program.

Get Started 

  • You’ll earn $100 in rewards for every approved vehicle when you install, activate your device(s) and complete the first charge session in the PGE service territory. So please be sure to include all of your electric vehicles in the application to ensure you receive the maximum reward!

Keep Going  

  • By keeping the device installed and charging in the PGE service area, you will earn an additional $10 for every month after your initial start date. 1 kWh is considered the minimum for a “charge” event.
  • There may be future opportunities to earn additional incentives throughout the program.

Yes! Simply indicate the number of vehicles you wish to register for the program in your application.

The C2 is a connected car device that was developed to give electric vehicle drivers access to a wealth of information about their cars like driving efficiency, battery health, and more. It makes EV data access easy, comparable, and shareable.

The C2 gathers data directly from your vehicle’s internal systems, processes it, and makes it available to you via a mobile-friendly dashboard called SmartCharge Rewards.

The device is very easy to install, simply plugging into your vehicle’s on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) port or Tesla diagnostics connector. The OBD-II port is typically located below the steering wheel and is the same port mechanics plug into for diagnostic checks.

C2 Device Installation and Activation Guides

If you still have questions, please contact support@smartchargerewards.com or call 1-800-975-2434. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 5am- 2pm PST (8am – 5pm EST).

No problem! Send us an email at support@smartchargerewards.com and we can send you a free y-cable so that you can have both devices connected.

The device should remain plugged in for the duration of the study. However, it is fine if your auto shop temporarily removes the device for diagnostic testing. Just be sure it is plugged back in afterward.

Prospective participants can apply starting on Monday September 28th, 2020, with the data collection period lasting until approximately December 2022.

Qualified participants will be able to redeem rewards for cash deposits into a PayPal account on a monthly basis. Setup your PayPal account here.

If you do not want to use PayPal, you will receive an Amazon card for the full amount of rewards earned at the end of the year.

Via the C2 hardware device, SmartCharge Rewards will collect information about:

  • Charging session duration, energy consumption and location.
  • GPS charging location coordinates will be used to determine how much charging is occurring within the Snohomish PUD service territory. We only collect GPS information when you are charging, not when you are driving.
  • Trip duration, energy consumption and distance traveled.
  • Personal information such as name, email, vehicle type and home address

If you move out of state, sell your EV or simply wish to no longer participate in the program, please notify SmartCharge Rewards Support by email (support@smartchargerewards.com) to end your participation in the program and for instructions on how to return your C2 device if you have not yet activated it.