EV Rates

Customers who have an electric vehicle can sign up for an Electric Vehicle Time-of-Use (EV-TOU) rate and charge when rates are lowest, during off-peak hours (6 p.m. - midnight) and super off-peak hours (between midnight and 5 a.m.)

Which EV rate should you choose?

EV Time-of-Use 2 rate (EV-TOU 2)

The EV-TOU-2 rate uses your existing household smart meter to track home and EV electricity use.  Since all of your electricity is measured by one meter, the time-of-use price applies to your overall use and the price does not change as you use more electricity.  It will, however, change depending on the time of day you use it.  On time-of-use rates, electricity is at its lowest price between midnight and 5 a.m. and you can set your car's timer to start charging at this time.  If most of your electricity use occurs during the day, time-of-use rates may not be the best rate for you. 

EV Time-of-Use rate (EV-TOU)

The EV-TOU rate requires a separate meter for your EV.  The EV meter tracks your vehicle’s electricity use separately from the rest of your home. A licensed electrician of your choice is required to install this second meter at your expense.  Solar customers are unable to use solar energy for this meter.

Summer - Electric Vehicle Time-of-Use Rate

Rate

On-Peak

Super Off-Peak

Off-Peak


EV-TOU
EV-TOU-2

$0.48
Noon - 8:00 PM
Noon – 6:00 PM

$0.17
Midnight – 5:00 AM

$0.21
All other hours

Winter - Electric Vehicle Time-of-Use Rate

Rate

On-Peak

Super Off-Peak

Off-Peak


EV-TOU
EV-TOU-2

$0.21
Noon - 8:00 PM
Noon – 6:00 PM

$0.17
Midnight – 5:00 AM

$0.18
All other hours

How do I choose an EV rate?

Find your EV usage

Your auto dealer and your vehicle's EPA window sticker can provide the information needed to estimate your EV energy usage based on the number of miles you drive each month. A typical EV consumes approximately 1 kilowatt hour per 3 miles --– therefore if you drive 900 miles in a month you will consume 300 kilowatt hours.

Determine your rate tier

Knowing your home energy use pattern is necessary to determine the best rate option.  To find this information:

  1. Log into "My Account"
  2. Click "View my Bill", then "View Detailed Bill". 
  3. Find the chart that shows the highest tier you were in last month.  If you are already in tiers 3 or 4, EV-TOU rates will likely benefit you. If you are in tiers 1 and 2, or on CARE or medical baseline, you may benefit from staying at your current rate.

Choose the EV rate that best fits your situation. 

If adding your EV kilowatt hours to your current household kilowatt hours moves you into tiers 3 or 4, EV-TOU rates will likely benefit you.

 What if I Already Have Solar?

You need to know the rated output in kilowatts of your solar system to help determine your rate choice.  There are two options:

  1. Remain on your current rate if your solar system is large enough to cover the energy your EV uses.
  2. EV-TOU 2 will use your existing meter and the credits generated will offset both the house and the car together. 

Ready to change to an EV Rate?

Sign up online by using this form to choose your new EV rate.

EV-TOU Rate Authorization Form