Queensland EV owners invited to participate in SmartCharge research program

Do you own an electric vehicle (EV) registered in Queensland and would like to earn some cash?

Queensland distribution network providers Ergon Network and Energex are conducting a new research program to gain a better understanding of how Queenslanders use and charge their EVs and are looking for participants.

The EV SmartCharge QLD Research Program will look at when and how EV users recharge their vehicles to better understand and cater for the opportunity that EV’s will bring to the state in the future.

EV owners are being invited to register their interest in the program, which will take place over three years.

The program will entail 200 chosen EV owners being sent an On-Board Diagnostic System Information (OBDII) device to insert into their OBDII port. This device will automatically collect and transmit data about when and how the vehicle is being charged to researchers. For taking part in the research collection, owners will receive a $100 reward.

Following this period, a select group of EV owners will be invited to participate in a two-year trial of alternative methods for managing EV charging, where they will receive a second $100 reward.

Expressions of interest (EOIs) are now open to all eligible Energex/Ergon Network area EV owners in Queensland to take part in the program.

If you are interested in taking part in this program and are eligible, click the link below to submit an EOI.

Ergon Network area resident: www.ergon.com.au/evsmartcharge
Energex area resident: www.energex.com.au/evsmartcharge

9 June 2020

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