SmartCharge Nashville to help prepare Middle Tennessee for growing power demand from electric vehicle drivers

SmartCharge Nashville to help prepare Middle Tennessee for growing power demand from electric vehicle drivers

Middle Tennessee EV drivers called upon to participate in volunteer study

Murfreesboro, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Valley Authority with Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, FleetCarma and Nashville Electric Service launched SmartCharge Nashville on Sept. 12.  This project is a voluntary study in and around the Nashville area to understand how the city can prepare for a growing number of electric vehicles.

Would-be electric vehicle (EV) owners often question vehicle driving range – how far an EV can drive before needing a charge. Similarly, electric utilities responsible for ensuring that the power system is ready for more EV drivers wonder how they should prepare for the future. SmartCharge Nashville will help answer these questions by measuring the current needs of EV drivers in order to plan for future electric system needs.

Current EV drivers are asked to participate in the study to ensure an accurate data set reflecting the growing demand for EV charging. SmartCharge Nashville study data will become critical to keeping power systems reliable for all customers while ready to support clean transportation in the foreseeable future.

 

In addition to helping usher in the next generation of EV drivers, participants will have access to technology typically reserved for large commercial fleets: the FleetCarma C2 device and FleetCarma Dashboards. EV drivers enrolled in the study can access data such as their driving and charging history, energy consumption statistics, vehicle battery state-of-charge as well as the total tons of greenhouse gas emissions they have saved by driving an EV. Study participants will also receive compensation for their participation.

Volunteers are eligible to participate in the study if they live in the greater Nashville area, which includes all members of Middle Tennessee Electric, and drive an all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (vehicles that recharge by plugging in). Enrollment is limited so those interested are encouraged to register early on the SmartCharge Nashville program page.

For more information on SmartCharge Nashville and to sign up, visit: https://www.fleetcarma.com/SmartChargeNashville/

FleetCarma is an award-winning clean-tech information and technology company that has been providing solutions to manage and accelerate the transition to clean fleets since 2007. A robust cloud platform and specialized hardware are at the core of the company’s global product offering. FleetCarma manages hundreds of active client engagements around the globe which include electric utilities, municipal and federal governments, military and commercial fleets and transportation research labs.

If you would like more information on this topic, please reach out to FleetCarma. Contact Emma Gold-Utting, Customer Success, Phone: (519) 342-7385 Email: egold-utting@fleetcarma.com.

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative providing electricity to more than 225,000 residential and business accounts in Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford, Cannon and surrounding counties.

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