If you own an electric vehicle, you’re already experiencing the fuel savings that comes with making the switch from a gas-powered vehicle to an electric-powered vehicle. BGE provides even greater savings when you upgrade your home charger from a basic Level 1 (120v) model to a Level 2 (240v) smart charger. Through BGE's EVsmart Program, you may be eligible for a $300 rebate when you install a qualiﬁed Level 2 smart charger for your home.
Upgrading to a Level 2 charger allows you to charge your vehicle significantly faster than with a standard charger. It also allows you to better control (and even schedule) when your EV charges by using an optional smartphone app. Starting in mid-2020, customers will also be able to enroll in an EV-Only Time of Use rate to see increased savings on their electric bill.
Now is the time to upgrade your EV charger. Any BGE customer who lives in a single-family home (either attached or detached) with secure home Wi-Fi (hotspots not sufficient) is eligible to participate. Customers must agree to share charging data with BGE. Rebates are limited and are available while supplies last. See eligibility details.
1. Purchase a qualifying charger from the retailer of your choice and have it installed at your home by a licensed electrician.
Level 2 smart chargers require installation of a 240-volt outlet. It is recommended that you hire a qualiﬁed electrician who is familiar with EV charging equipment. Installation charges will vary, but can range from $200 to $1,000.* If your electrical panel needs to be upgraded, the BGE New Business process takes approximately two weeks for completion. Costs and timing for panel upgrades may vary.
Before you can apply for your EVsmart rebate, BGE must verify that your EV charger is connected to Wi-Fi and your EV energy usage data is visible. In some cases, customers may require a Wi-Fi extender to increase the range of their Wi-Fi signal to reach their garage or other location of their EV charger.
Apply for the rebate. Within 30 days of successful installation, ﬁll out the online rebate application below or email the PDF application to
Receive your rebate in approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Your rebate will arrive by mail once your application has been submitted, received and approved.
Save time. Level 2 smart chargers can fully charge an EV in 3 to 8 hours, compared to standard Level 1 chargers, which require 11 to 20 hours. Each additional hour with a Level 2 smart charger adds about 20 miles of driving range.*
Save money. Only Level 2 smart chargers are eligible for the $300 residential charger rebate. BGE will be launching an EV-only Time of Use rate in mid-2020, which will allow customer with smart chargers the ability to charge their EV during off-peak hours for added savings on their electric bill. Plus, you may be eligible for an additional rebate from the state of Maryland for your smart charger.
Gain control. Level 2 smart chargers work similarly to smart thermostats. When plugged in, you can potentially control when your EV starts and stops charging through your charger’s app on your smartphone.
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