EV and PHEV Program
Enroll Your Vehicle to Make the Grid More Sustainable
Earn $25 for enrolling in the program and an additional $10-20 per peak event for each vehicle you enroll. If you do not participate in any peak events, you will still earn $20 for each year you are enrolled.
Enroll your vehicles here
How it Works
On hot summer days or other times when the electricity grid in your area is stressed, reducing energy can help save energy costs and decrease pollution—and MassSave makes it easy!
After enrolling your qualified EV (Electric Vehicle) or PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), National Grid will automatically send a signal to pause charging during peak events, and automatically resume charging afterward.
You will earn incentives each time your charging is paused for at least 50% of a peak event. Pausing a level 2 charging session will earn you $20 and pausing a level 1 charging session will earn you $10.
Peak events may occur:
- From June-September
- Non-holiday weekdays and weekends
- Between 2-7 pm
There are typically 40 peak events every summer – each event lasts only two or three hours.
You can opt-out of a peak event at any time. Please consult your OEM’s website below for more information on how to opt out of a peak event.
Automobile manufacturers participating in this program are:
We are working hard to add new manufacturers as soon as possible, and you can help! If you don’t see your vehicle manufacturer on the list above, please contact them to let them know how important participating in this program would be to you.
Communication with your vehicle will be done through its onboard telematics system, which uses a cellular signal. So, you don’t need to connect to Wi-Fi.
No, participating in ConnectedSolutions will not strain your battery any more than normal charging routines, and will not affect your warranty.
No, during peak events, your vehicle’s charging will be paused.. We will not discharge your battery.
That is great! Your vehicle is not putting an additional load on the grid at peak times. Although you will not earn the additional rewards if your vehicle is not plugged in during a peak event, you will still earn the initial enrollment incentive and $20 annually for remaining enrolled.
Unfortunately, you are not eligible for ConnectedSolutions if you don't have EV or PHEV from a supported manufacturer.
Visit our Energy Saving Programs for more ways to save.
Unfortunately, SmartCharge Peak Time Reward Pilot participants are not eligible for ConnectedSolutions until the SmartCharge Peak Time Rewards Pilot ends.
Participants will receive a check from National Grid within 10 weeks of the end of season (Mid-December)
- level 1 charging session is defined as any charging session below 1.8 kW
- level 2 charging session is defined as any charging session above 1.8 kW