Belmont Light EV Smart Charger Incentive Program
Belmont Light is offering an annual performance-based rebate for overnight charging: 15% off Belmont Light’s applicable retail rate for using program-eligible charging equipment and charging between the hours of 10 P.M. and 9 A.M.
(Pre-rebated rate: .18452 cents/kWh, rebated rate: .156842 cents/kWh. Savings to smart charging EV customer: 0.027678/kWh)
A. Level 1 Charging
You have a few different options for charging your vehicle depending on the type of electric vehicle you have. Anyone has the option to charge their vehicle on a household 110 Volt outlet. All EVs come with an extension cord and an adapter so that you can simply plug your vehicle in to the wall. This option, known as "trickle charging," is very slow and may take up to 15 hours to charge your vehicle.
B. Level 2 Charging
Most people will choose to install a level 2 charger, which will charge the vehicles much faster than the 110 Volt. These chargers come at 240 Volts and range in ampage. Belmont Light is offering a $250 discount off the price of the level 2 charger.
1. If you have a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), such as the Chevy Volt, Ford CMax, Ford Fusion, Prius Prime, etc., you can leverage your vehicle's full charging capacity with a 240 Volt 16 AMP. The total time it takes to charge will vehicle will range depending on the size of the vehicle's battery, but you can expect it to charge at a rate of about 12 miles per hour.
2. If you have an all-electric vehicle (AEV), it is in your interest to get a 240 Volt 40 AMP charger. This will charge the vehicles at a rate of about 25 miles per hour. BDE recommends the:
Belmont Light can help you find a certified electrician to connect the charger to your electrical panel and complete the installation.
For more information or to enroll in the Smart Charging Program, email a description of your current charging situation to BelmontDrivesElectric@gmail.com. A Belmont Light representative will then contact you to discuss your options and guide you through the enrollment process.
If you do not have space at your house to install the level 2 charger, you can receive a free eMotorWerks JuicePlug that will connect your regular 120-volt outlet charging to your wireless network so you can receive the annual charging incentive provided by Belmont Light.
Belmont Drives Electric
Belmont Light is partnering with Belmont Drives Electric (BDE) to promote the use of smart chargers for electric vehicles. Find out more information about the Belmont Drives Electric by clicking here.
Make sure to drop by an upcoming BDE event to drive an electric car, talk with Belmont residents who own electric vehicles, and learn about our Smart Charger Program.
Ride & Drive event, co-sponsored by Beth El Temple Center
Sunday, October 29th
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington Street
Gina Coplon-Newfield, Director of the Sierra Club's Electric Vehicle Initiative will present on the Sierra Club's campaign to drive electric vehicle use.
Come test drive EVs from a number of dealerships and talk with local owners about their experiences.
This is our last event of the year, so make sure to come by to learn about driving electric!