GridShift: EV Charging

Automate your EV charging to use the cheapest, greenest energy on the grid.

Save $100 or more per year

GridShift syncs to your electricity rate and automatically charges your vehicle during off-peak hours.*

Charge with cleaner energy

GridShift aligns your EV’s charging with renewable generation on the California grid – no extra hardware required!

‘Set it and forget it’

Set your ‘ready by’ time, then plug your car in and GridShift takes care of the rest! If you need an immediate charge, boost your charging at anytime.

All your charging in one place

GridShift tracks your EV energy consumption, costs, and associated CO2 savings for all of your charging at home and on the go.

*Applies only to EV and Time-of-Use rates. Estimated annual savings of $100 on an E-TOUC rate, greater savings available on other rates.

Download the free app

Download the app, connect GridShift to your EV or charger, set a time when you want your vehicle to be charged by each day, and plug in your vehicle as you normally do.

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Eligibility

The GridShift app works by wirelessly connecting to an integrated EV or charger, current eligible makes include:
– Volkswagen (e-golf only)
– Tesla
– Jaguar
– Land Rover
– ChargePoint chargers (internet-connected models only)

All residential electricity rates are eligible, greater savings may be seen on an EV or Time-of-Use rate.

Don’t see your vehicle or charger listed here?

We’re working hard to expand program eligibility and expect Chevrolet vehicles and Siemens chargers to become available soon. Join the interest list for updates.

Have Questions About This New Approach to Charging?

Once you download the SVCE app, we’ll ask you to connect to your vehicle using the username and password on your Tesla, VW Jaguar, Land Rover or ChargePoint account. This uses the same process, called OAUTH2, as you might have used to log into a website using your Facebook or Gmail account.

We will not store your username and password. Once you enter them in, we instantly exchange them with Tesla, VW Jaguar, Land Rover or ChargePoint for a secure token that allows us to be able to continue to access your account to optimize your charging throughout the program. This token is stored securely and encrypted in our cloud platform (hosted by Amazon Web Services). 

SVCE’s partner, ev.energy, will take a reading of your EV’s battery level to calculate how many kWh of charge are required to get your vehicle to the level you set in the app. Ev.energy will also use the account to start charging at the optimal time, and stop the charging session once your car’s battery reaches the desired level.

SVCE combines your charging data with that of all the other program participants and aggregates it into a set of metadata that is stored on ev.energy’s secure servers, which are hosted by Amazon Web Services.

You are free to stop participating in the program at any time, simply disconnect your vehicle from the SVCE app and email us to confirm your withdrawal at gridshift@ev.energy.

Once you disconnect your EV, we will no longer be able to optimize charging on your vehicle, and you will need to re-enter your login details to reconnect to the platform. Any data from previous charging sessions will be combined with other customers’ data. The aggregate data will be analyzed by SVCE to determine the impact of the program.

We will not smart charge your car when you are away from home. Charging at any other locations (e.g. at superchargers, your place of work, the shopping mall etc.) will be tracked so you can see the energy you’ve used, but not managed. We know whether or not you are charging at home using location data from the GPS in the vehicle.

The GridShift app is currently configured to support only one EV per account. We understand that some households may have multiple EVs and ev.energy fully intends to support more than one EV on the same account in the future. It is possible to connect more than one EV to your GridShift account if both vehicles are connected to the same OEM account (e.g. two Teslas connected to the same Tesla account) however ev.energy has not fully tested how the GridShift app performs with multiple EVs connected to the same account and therefore cannot guarantee its reliability.

Questions?

Any questions on the Innovation Onramp program or our partnership with ev.energy, please reach out to gridshiftev@svcleanenergy.org.

For technical support on the GridShift app please contact gridshift@ev.energy.