Good question! When an EV driver comes over to your house, they have signed up with the Buzze app, so we can meter the charge through the app’s connection to their car through the Smartcar API.
Through Smartcar, the Buzze app knows their location and their battery level when they arrive, as well as how many kilowatts they consume while connected to your charger. In most states, we pay you .20 per kWh (and .36 per kWh between 3 pm and 7 pm), so you should make money on every charge. We set the rates for every state based on the state’s average kWh cost, typically adding 10 cents to the state average.
In almost every case, hosts should be making money on every charge. To check the rates being charged in your state, go to the profile page in the app and select Buzze Rates at the bottom of the screen. Those are the rates we charge drivers. We pay hosts 80% of the rate charged.
If for some reason the driver cannot connect to Smartcar, you will still be paid for the charge based on the amount of time the driver booked at your charger. We use the industry standard of 9 kWh that is typical output of a level 2 charger.