Renault Z.E. Smart Charge

Z.E. Smart Charge is a smartphone application that can control the charging of an electric vehicle based on the availability of energy on the grid. Via the interface, the user inputs the time of departure and desired battery charge level. The application takes advantage of information transmitted by the electricity grid operator to trigger recharging when the price is lowest and when the energy produces the least carbon. By favouring charging times that fall outside consumption peaks, Z.E. Smart Charge contributes to network optimisation in keeping with Smart grid principles and the customer enjoys direct financial benefits. The application is available in the Netherlands.