When you shift your home charging to hours outside the smart schedule optimized by evPulse, you will receive a lower daily smart charging percentage. An opt-out will occur when 50% or more of your home charging on a single day occurs outside evPulse’s optimized schedule. This can be avoided by sticking to the optimized schedule provided by evPulse.
Altering or overriding your evPulse schedule results in a greater likelihood of not meeting the daily 50% threshold, resulting in an opt-out for that day. Overriding examples include:
Clicking “Charge Now” in the Tesla app or console, or replying ‘Charge now’ to our Scheduled Charge text
Editing the ‘Start Charging At’ or ‘Depart By’ settings in the Tesla app or console after evPulse has set an optimized schedule
Pepco will notify you via email when you have reached three opt-out days in one month. A maximum of 4 opt-out days are permitted per month to remain eligible for the $10 monthly rebate. Delmarva will notify you via email once you have exceeded the monthly opt-out limit and you will not receive the rebate for that month.
A maximum of 2 months with 4 or more opt-outs are allowed within a calendar year to remain in the Smart Charge Management Program.
To reduce the likelihood of receiving opt-outs, we recommend:
Only overriding your charge schedule for immediate transportation needs
Plugging your car in every day
Reviewing your Target Battery Level and Depart By settings to align with your needs (Visit your evPulse dashboard to set your Departure Time for each day of the week and view your Target Battery Level)
For more information on how evPulse interacts with your vehicle, please check out: How does evPulse Automatic Charging interact with my vehicle’s settings?