You can lower your energy costs by enrolling in one of our EV rates plans.
We offer two EV rate plans for residential customers.
Both EV rates are Time of Use (TOU). This means there are different prices for electricity depending on the time of day its used. In general, these types of rates are set up to encourage customers to avoid using electricity during the early evening when the cost of electricity is highest. These rates don’t limit how much electricity you can at any time.
Here are a few things to consider when deciding if an EV rate is right for you.
If you can shift your household’s energy usage to off-peak hours, you may benefit from enrolling in an EV rate to help lower your monthly bill and support a healthier environment.
If you answered yes to most of these questions, then an EV rate could be right for you. If you can shift your EV’s charging to off-peak hours, consider switching to an EV rate for potential savings on your monthly bill. The off-peak periods on our EV rates provide enough time for you to fully charge your EV when the cost of energy is cheapest.
See if an EV rate plan can save you money with the PG&E’s EV Savings Calculator’s rate tool.
You can do a rate comparison by logging in to your PG&E account to determine which non-EV rate is best for you.
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Our Home Charging EV2-A rate applies to both your home energy and your vehicle's electricity use. It offers lower prices during certain times of the day when the cost to produce energy is cheapest.
This rate plan works for those who have an electric vehicle (EV) and/or battery storage and/or an electric heat pump and can charge them during off-peak hours.
Most EVs and home charging stations allow you to program when you want to charge them. You can set the charging time to be during the lowest TOU price periods.
The Home Charging EV2-A rate is a Time of Use (TOU) rate. This means there are different prices for electricity depending on the time of day. Costs on the EV2-A rate are lowest from 12 midnight to 3 p.m., every day, including weekends and holidays when demand is lowest. This is the best time to charge your vehicle and to use your larger household appliances, like your AC, washer, dryer, or dishwasher.
The cost to charge your EV during off-peak hours is about the same as paying $2.21 per gallon at the pump. Learn more about eGallon.
The EV2-A rate is also eligible for the CARE and FERA monthly discounts. For customers enrolled in CARE and the EV2-A rate, the cost to charge your EV during off-peak hours is the same as paying $1.44 per gallon at the pump. Learn more about these discount programs.
NOTE: Daily peak period is (4 - 9 p.m.), partial peak is (3 - 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. - 12 midnight) and off-peak period is (all other hours). Costs shown above are per kWh. Customers with high energy usage (over 800% baseline allowance) over the last 12 months are not eligible for this rate. Learn more about baseline allowances.
EV-B rate separates your vehicle’s electricity costs from those of your home. It requires the installation of a second meter. The price for charging varies based on the time of day. Your home energy use is measured separately through its own rate.
The EV-B rate is best for those who want to track their EV charging separately from their home energy usage and/or are not able to shift their home electric use to off-peak hours.
Remember: you can maximize your saving by reducing usage from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
The EV-B rate is a Time of Use (TOU) rate. This means there are different prices for electricity depending on the time of day. Costs on EV-B are lowest from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. when energy demand is lowest. This is the best time to charge your vehicle.
Electricity is more expensive during peak (2 - 9 p.m.) and partial-peak (7 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 9 - 11 p.m.) periods.
The cost to charge your EV during off-peak hours is the about the same as paying $2.16 per gallon. Learn more about eGallon.
The EV-B rate is not eligible for the CARE and FERA monthly discounts.
NOTE: Weekends and holidays only include the peak period of (3 - 7 p.m.) and the off-peak (all other hours) period. Costs shown above are per kWh. Customers with high energy usage (over 800% baseline allowance) over the last 12 months are not eligible for this rate. Learn more about baseline allowances.
TOU rates are designed to encourage customers to use energy when the cost of production is lowest. It helps spread electric usage to times of the day when there is less strain on the grid. These hours are referred to as ‘off-peak’ and vary depending on which TOU rate a customer is enrolled in.
Charging at home allows EV owners to take advantage of these lower rates. By shifting energy usage to off-peak hours, you could also reduce your utility bill.
You will need to set up a charging schedule on your charging station directly. You can also do this through the charging network app or through the vehicle itself. There are different ways you can learn how to do this:
Learn more about EV charging and find answers to other frequently asked questions.
Use the EV Savings Calculator to learn more about EVs, their incentives and where to charge them.
If you’re ready to maximize your EV savings, why wait?