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The PG&E Plug-In Electric Vehicle Rate Plan Comparison Calculator provides only an illustration of potential costs and savings associated with a plug-in electric vehicle based on manufacturer's specifications. It is intended solely for illustrative purposes and actual costs will vary based on individual usages, time of usage, weather condition and other factors. Customers seeking actual data relating to a particular vehicle should contact the vehicle manufacturer or dealer. Customers may request a rate analysis based on their personal history of home electricity usage by contacting PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 or submitting a request online

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This identifies the type of utility service you receive and the rate schedule used to calculate your bill. Your electric rate schedule determines how your charged for your monthly bills.

The way your home is heated determines the amount of baseline electricity that is allocated to you. If your home is heated by electricity, your baseline allowance is higher.
Baseline Quantity - The maximum usage that can be billed at the lowest price, for a particular rate schedule. The Baseline Quantity varies by season climate zone and your heat source.
Baseline Usage - The amount of gas usage within the Baseline Quantity.
Over Baseline Usage - The amount of gas used above the Baseline Quantity and billed at the higher price per therm.
















Your electricity usage varies based on the time of the year. Depending on your climate zone, the baselines allocated during the two seasons are different. Summer rate schedules are applicable from May 1 to October 31. Winter rate schedules are applicable from November 1 to April 30.



















Your electricity usage varies based on the time of the year. Depending on your climate zone, the baselines allocated during the two seasons are different. Summer rate schedules are applicable from May 1 to October 31. Winter rate schedules are applicable from November 1 to April 30.



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About Rate Options


The optimal time to charge your vehicle is between 12:00 AM (midnight) and 7:00 AM
using a Level 2 charging system

EV-A Rate Option
Provides a single meter and one baseline amount that is shared by the home and the PEV. If PEV charging will not significantly increase daily energy use or current energy use is mostly during non-peak hours, this may be the better rate option.
EV-B Rate Option
Provides two meters - one for the home, which remains on your current residential rate, and a second meter for the PEV on a Time of Use rate. This option provides two baselines. If PEV charging significantly impacts your daily energy usage or current energy use is mostly during peak hours, this may be the better rate option.
E-1 Rate Option
PEV owners have the option to charge their plug-in electric vehicles on their existing residential rate plans. However, one should note that residential electric rates (E-1) typically do not include a time-of-use component, which should be taken into account when calculating potential costs.
E-9A Rate Option
Provides a single meter and one baseline amount that is shared by the home and the PEV, If PEV charging will not significantly increase daily energy use or current energy use is mostly during non-peak hours, this may be the better rate option.
E-9B Rate Option
Provides two meters - one for the home, which remains on the current residential flat rate, and a second meter for the PEV on a TOU rate. This option provides two baselines. If PEV charging significantly impacts your daily energy usage or current energy use is mostly during peak hours, this may be the better rate option.
In the summer of 2013, the E-9 rate was closed and replaced with a new electric vehicle rate, Schedule EV, which contains these same two options. This new rate does not have a “tiered” structure like the current E-9 rate schedule. Customers taking service on either option of the E-9 schedule may choose to stay on that rate schedule, or move to the new EV rate schedule. If no choice is made, customers will remain on the E9 rate until at least the end of 2014 (exact timing will be based on California Public Utilities Commission decision), at which point they will transition to the new EV rate. Alternatively, they may also choose another applicable rate schedule if so desired.

Want to change your rate plan?

Contact PGE at 1-800-743-5000 for more information


EV-B and E9-B rates require additional construction costs to install a second panel, which may vary from $2,000 to $10,000.

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  1. Monthly electricity costs shown above do not include local taxes and fees. The rates used for calculations are effective 05/01/2014.
  2. Monthly costs shown for EV-A and EV-B, and for E-9A and E-9B, do not include the one time engineering / constructions costs that may be incurred due to electrical panel / service upgrades. Please consult your electrician to understand the installation costs for your situation.
  3. Estimation of monthly PEV usage assumes charging of PEV at Level 2 during off peak hours, unless you selected a different charging time.
  4. See your option to support 100% renewable energy at Green Option.