Belmont Light Smart Charging and Bring Your Own Charger Programs
I have an electric vehicle! What are my charging options? A. Level 1 Charging - Anyone has the option to charge their vehicle on a household 110 volt outlet. All EVs come with the appropriate cord allowing you to simply plug your vehicle into the wall. This option, known as "trickle charging," is very slow and may take up to 15 hours to charge your vehicle. It works best for plug-in hybrids with small batteries, or people who do not drive much each day B. Level 2 Charging - Most people will choose to install a level 2 charger, which will charge the vehicles much faster than the 110 volt. These chargers come at 240 volts and range in amperage.
$250 CHARGING EQUIPMENT REBATE Belmont Light is offering a $250 rebate for wifi-enabled level 2 charging equipment. The following models are currently eligible:
To claim your rebate, email EV@Sagewell.com after you purchase and install your charger.
How do I go about having a charger installed at my home?
BDE will help you find a certified electrician to connect the charger to your electrical panel and complete the installation. Email us at BelmontDrivesElectric@gmail.com or EV@Sagewell.com if you have any questions about this process.
I installed a level 2 charger. What rebates can I get for charging during off-peak hours? Belmont residents with a level 2 electric vehicle charger (240V) may enroll in the Bring Your Own Charger Program (BYOC) and earn $8/month (credited in one lump sum annually) when they “charge smart.”
You will be asked to include a photo of your car's charging schedule set between the hours of 10 P.M and 1 P.M during weekdays, and anytime during the weekend (10 P.M.Friday to 1 P.M.Monday). The Web app allows you to take a photo within the app itself, so we recommend using a mobile device to complete the app.
In case of emergency, BYOC allows up to 3 days each month if you need to charge during the daytime (weekdays, 1 P.M. to 10 P.M.). Except for possibly forfeiting the $8 incentive for that particular month, there is no penalty for exceeding 3 days.
Participants earn $8 for each month of off-peak charging - that’s the equivalent of about 1,600 FREE miles per year!