Making sense of the rates

PG&E offers two electric vehicle rate plans for residential customers. Home Charging, EV2-A combines your vehicle's electricity costs with those of your residence. EV-B involves the installation of another meter, which separates your vehicle's electricity costs from those of your home.


Both EV2-A and EV-B are non-tiered, time-of-use plans, which means that the rate you pay is based on the time of day you use the electricity.


NOTE: The EV-A rate is currently closed for new enrollments. Find information on EV-A (PDF, 430 KB).


Learn more about the transition from EV-A to Home Charging EV2-A by visiting our Resources and FAQ page.




Make an informed decision


Before selecting a plan, it's a good idea to review your current energy usage data and your driving habits. You can check your energy usage by logging in to your PG&E online account.


EV2-A

Costs on the Home Charging EV2-A rate are lowest from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m., every day, including weekends and holidays when demand is lowest, making this the best time to charge your vehicle. Electricity is more expensive during Peak (4 - 9 p.m.) and Partial-Peak (3 - 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.) periods. See graphic below for detailed information on EV2-A rate costs and times.


View the EV2-A Full Schedule and Rates (PDF, 314 KB)

Lowest costs - ideal charging times 12a.m - 3 p.m. Higher cost - avoid or limit charging: 3p.m. - 12a.m.
NOTE: Daily Peak (4 - 9 p.m.), Partial Peak (3 - 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.) and Off-Peak (all other hours) periods. Costs shown above are per kWh and reflect summer rates which are higher than other time periods.



EV-B

Costs on EV-B are lowest from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. when demand is lowest, making this 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. See graphic below for detailed information on EV rate costs and times.


View the EV-B Full Schedule and Rates (PDF, 430 KB)

Lowest costs - ideal charging times 12a.m - 3 p.m. Higher cost - avoid or limit charging: 3p.m. - 12a.m.
NOTE: Weekends and holidays only include Peak (3 - 7 p.m.) and Off-Peak (all other hours) periods. Costs shown above are per kWh and reflect summer rates which are higher than other time periods.



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RateCustomers who may benefitDescriptionThings to consider

Home Charging EV2-A
(Non-tiered, Time-of-Use)

This rate plan works for customers who have an electric vehicle (EV) and/or battery storage and can charge during off-peak hours of 12 a.m. to 3 p.m., in addition to shifting other household energy usage to off-peak hours.

This rate plan applies to both home energy use and electric vehicle and/or battery charging.

It offers lower prices during times of day when energy supply costs are less expensive.

Avoid charging during peak hours. To maximize savings, consider shifting other household energy usage to less expensive, low demand hours (see chart, above).


Customers with high energy usage (over 800% baseline allowance) over the last 12 months are not eligible for this rate.


For more information on baseline allowance, please visit www.pge.com/baseline

EV-B
(Non-tiered, Time-of-Use)

Customers who want to track their EV charging separate from their home energy consumption with a dedicated meter. If you can reduce your usage from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays, this rate plan may be best for you.

Dual meters: one for your household and one for electric vehicle charging. The price for charging varies throughout the day. Your home energy use is measured separately.

Avoid charging during peak hours. To maximize savings, consider shifting other household energy usage to less expensive, low demand hours (see chart, above).


Customers with high energy usage (over 800% baseline allowance) over the last 12 months are not eligible for this rate.


For more information on baseline allowance, please visit www.pge.com/baseline

All customers who were enrolled in the now closed E6 rate plan as of May 30, 2016 will be able to remain on that rate through 2022. To learn more please visit E6 Closure.


PLEASE NOTE:


  • Residential consumption for customers will vary depending on whether an electric vehicle is charged at work or in public locations.
  • Customers are allowed to change their rate schedule twice in the first 12 months, but after the second rate change they must remain on the new rate for 12 months.
  • If a customer opts to install a meter dedicated to their electric vehicle, they are only eligible for EV-B on that meter. Their house, however, will be eligible for PG&E's other rate plans.
  • EV2-A and EV-B customers are ineligible for the following programs: CARE, Medical Baseline and SmartRate™. EV-B customers are also ineligible for FERA.


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