Your Tesla’s first 500 miles* a month are on us!

Our Test Bed EV Charging Study will explore new ways to connect your EV to the smarter, more flexible and resilient energy grid of the future.

If you drive a Tesla manufactured in 2012 or later and live within our Test Bed EV Charging Study boundary PGE, you’re invited to earn $50 just for enrolling, plus ongoing bill credits until the study ends Dec. 31, 2024.

Plug in. Sit back. Get paid.

Step 1

Enroll in PGE’s EV Smart Charging program, powered by evPulse, and you’ll get:

  • $50 just for enrolling

  • $25 in bill credits twice a year for allowing PGE to pause your Tesla charging during times of high demand.

Step 2

At the same time, sign up for the Test Bed EV Charging Study and you'll get an additional $20 in bill credits each month. That’s up to $340 in your pocket the first year! Just keep your car plugged in when you’re not using it.

It’s that simple!

*Participants will receive an additional $20 monthly bill credit while they are enrolled in the study. $20 per month covers 513 miles of charging based on the average Tesla driver charging 4 miles at 15.58 cents per kWh. Your actual savings may vary.  Source PGE

The optimized charging experience

With PGE Smart Charging, you never have to worry about planning your EV charging again. Simply plug in when you park at home. Your Tesla will charge to meet your needs and you’ll earn bill credits as we optimize your charging to times when electricity costs and energy demand is lowest.

You stay in control while doing good

You’ll always have the charge you need as you save money and help shape Oregon’s clean energy future.

You’re always in the driver’s seat

In times of high demand, we will pause your charge. But don’t worry, you're always in control — just let us know how much charge you need and when and we’ll take care of the rest. Your Tesla does the work and you get the rewards.

Have questions?

We have answers. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about:

Together, we’re shaping Oregon’s clean energy future.

The PGE Smart Grid Test Bed’s technology and programs help us work as a community to help support more sustainable resources, keep energy prices lower, and invest in future projects that create Oregon jobs and a healthier environment.