What is smart charging?

Published by on 07.12.2018 - 1 min

Numerous studies show that electric vehicles could represent 50% of all new motor vehicle sales by 2040, which, at first glance, would mean a massive demand for electricity. In reality, the demand for electricity is growing in all sectors, and the electric vehicle is an asset to tackle this demand.

The solution lies in smart vehicle charging. It is about reducing peaks in demand for electricity, and also making the most of peaks in production, particularly when renewable energy is being used to full effect to provide abundant green electricity. Drivers can therefore benefit from cheaper, low carbon energy. The electricity providers also stand to gain as their network will be balanced out in real time.

With this in mind, there are numerous methods: Smart tariffs, next gen charge points, perpetually high performing batteries, and above all, apps to help you take control of charging your vehicle, such as Renault Z.E. Smart Charge, already available in the Netherlands.  Drive sustainably, whilst saving money throughout the year.