When's the best time to charge my electric vehicle?

About our research 

Using field data and surveys to study electric vehicle (EV) charging in Australia, this research will inform EV owners, policymakers, and industry to support the development of an EV transition that benefits consumers and the grid.

The project was funded by Energy Consumers Australia's Grants Program. 

This study adheres to the Guidelines of the ethical review process of The University of Queensland and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. Research Ethics ID number: HE002179.

Meet the research team 

Project outputs:

Interested in participating?

Registrations closed on 11 June 2023. If you would like to be notified about future EV research and participation opportunities, please register here.

The University of Queensland is recruiting EV users across Australia to study their driving and charging behaviour.

Tesla owners

Tesla owners accepted into the program will receive 1 year of premium membership credit at Teslascope and future optional rewards. The University of Queensland will have access to the driving and charging data of all vehicles registered under a participant’s Teslascope account. The participant can choose to withdraw from the program at any time.

What is Teslascope?

  • Teslascope is a data/ analytics platform that provides you with detailed analytics about your Tesla vehicle.
  • Teslascope will enable you to track and visualise your trips and charging sessions.
  • Click here to know more about Teslascope.

What happens to the information collected by the research team?

  • All information collected about you will remain confidential and is stored securely in UQ’s servers. It will only be used for research purposes. 

Find out more about how to get started as a Tesla owner 

Non-Tesla owners

If you own an EV that is not a Tesla, you can still contribute to this research by taking a survey. Taking this survey gives you the opportunity to enter a draw for a $500 gift card.


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