Electric Vehicle (EV)
Smart Charging Pilot Program

Smart charging is now available to select EV drivers. 

Do you own an EV charger and live in Toronto? If so, you have the chance to participate in a free pilot program. The program aims to help improve your EV charging experience and will assist Toronto Hydro in developing future EV programs.

About the pilot

Toronto Hydro – in partnership with Plug’n Drive and Elocity Technologies Inc. – is looking for participants for its EV Smart Charging Pilot Program.  Selected participants will receive a free Hyper Integrated Electric Vehicle (HIEV™) EVPlug smart charging device, a solution by Elocity Technologies Inc. This smart device will allow you to control your EV charging schedule using a smartphone app.
The goals of this pilot are to:
  • Understand EV charging patterns and behaviours in Toronto, including duration, frequency and time of charging
  • Gather information to assist in the development of future programs and to offer increased support for EV drivers
  • Provide EV charger owners access to monitor, schedule and control charging through a mobile app
  • Offer EV charger owners $50 per year for the duration of the pilot by participating in the demand response and demand management program
  • Understand grid impacts and EV electricity demand

Qualifying for the pilot program

To qualify, you must:
  • Be a Toronto Hydro customer
  • Drive an EV (BEV or PHEV) or plan to have one by May 1, 2022
  • Have an indoor or outdoor EV charging station installed at your home or business that plugs into a 120V or 240V electrical outlet by May 1, 2022
  • Have Wi-Fi connection that reaches your EV charger location 

Have any additional questions or concerns relating to  qualifying for the pilot? Please contact Plug’n Drive at contact@plugndrive.ca.

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