Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the BMW Group are expanding their partnership focused on smart charging electric vehicles with excess renewable energy to support grid reliability.
PG&E and the BMW Group are kicking off phase three of their ChargeForward pilot program. This next phase will expand the program to all BMW electric car drivers in Northern and Central California who are also PG&E residential electric customers.
This is a significant expansion of the number of EV drivers engaged in the pilot program. This new phase is designed for 3,000 BMW electric car drivers compared to 100 and 400 in phase one and two. Phase three of the pilot will further explore the way in which incentivizing drivers to shift their EV charging times can help meet the needs of the electric grid, so that electric car drivers can use excess renewable energy available during the day.
Enrollment for this phase of the pilot program is now open. The program will launch in mid-April and run through to March 2023.
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