Solar and wind energy are growing rapidly. That’s great news! It means that, increasingly, there is a surplus of green energy at times when there’s a lot of sun or wind. At these times, you can, in more and more regions, charge your electric car without any carbon emission whatsoever. On top of that, electricity prices at these times are low or even negative!
At times when there is not a lot of sun or wind, however, electricity remains dirty and expensive. That’s when you shouldn’t be charging.
The average Tesla driver is plugged in for about ten hours a day. However, only about three hours of charging are needed for most drivers. That gives us seven hours of flexibility, to shift your charging to the best times possible!