BELMONT LIGHT SMART CHARGING AND BRING YOUR OWN CHARGER PROGRAMS
I HAVE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE! WHAT ARE MY CHARGING OPTIONS?
A. Level 1 Charging – Anyone has the option to charge their vehicle on a household 110 volt outlet. All EVs come with the appropriate cord allowing you to simply plug your vehicle into the wall. This option, known as “trickle charging,” is very slow and may take up to 15 hours to charge your vehicle. It works best for plug-in hybrids with small batteries, or people who do not drive much each day
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 amperage.
$250 CHARGING EQUIPMENT REBATE
Belmont Light is offering a $250 rebate for WiFi-enabled level 2 charging equipment. The following models are currently eligible:
To claim your rebate, email EV@Sagewell.com after you purchase and install your charger.
I INSTALLED A LEVEL 2 CHARGER. WHAT REBATES CAN I GET FOR CHARGING DURING OFF-PEAK HOURS?
Belmont residents with a Level 2 electric vehicle charger (240V) may enroll in the Bring Your Own Charger Program and earn $8/month (credited annually) when they “charge smart.”
To enroll: After you install your charger, go online to the enrollment form (here) or send an email to EV@Sagewell.com to request an enrollment form. When you return the signed form, include a screenshot of your car set to charge between the hours of 10 P.M and 1 P.M during weekdays, and anytime during the weekend (10 P.M. Friday to 1 P.M. Monday). You are able to charge during the daytime (weekdays, 1 P.M. to 10 P.M.) up to 3 times each month, in case of emergency.
Participants earn $8/month (credited annually) – That’s the equivalent of about 1,600 FREE miles per year.
BELMONT DRIVES ELECTRIC
Belmont Light has partnered 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.
BDE will help you find a certified electrician to connect the charger to your electrical panel and complete the installation. Email them at BelmontDrivesElectric@gmail.com or EV@Sagewell.com if you have any questions about this process. 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.
Check out BDE’s Facebook page for news and future events!