- February 25, 2019
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Here's an interesting and incomplete account from someone who participated in an EV smart charger trial in the UK. He was fitted with a Level 2 EV charger in his home in Southwest England. The electric company also attached sensors to his EV to track usage and driving patterns. The reward, for him, was financial incentives in the form of Amazon gift vouchers. He discusses a change in his charging habits after introduction of time-of-use rates for electricity but does not really get into details about changes to his electric bill. Did the change increase or decrease the total amount he paid? Also, did it result in more or less usage of his electric car? The utility, which released a report that is linked to in the end, also provided feedback to him regarding his usage patterns. How did that affect his overall electric consumption habits?