Phximiev
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Utility Rate Plan For Electric Cars

Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:41 am

I went to a Phx EAA meeting a day or so ago and learned that Arizona Public Service (APS) has a rate plan for electric car owners. According to APS, I will save about $250.00 per year by switching to the plan. The lowest tier is between 11 pm and 5 am at 4¢ per Kw, which I thought was quite good.

Any other electric car rate plans out there?
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2014 Chevy Volt

JoeS
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Re: Utility Rate Plan For Electric Cars

Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:36 am

$0.04/kWh sure sounds attractive! If you have solar, do the math as the EV rate may end up costing more. That was my conclusion with California's PG&E rate structure for my solar installation and energy utilization. Isn't Arizona's utility pulling some shenanigans lately for people with solar?
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Phximiev
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Location: Phoenix

Re: Utility Rate Plan For Electric Cars

Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:21 pm

It does appear that they are. We don't have solar yet and are considering it, hence our hesitation at the plan. Our hesitation also results from the 12 to 7 pm time being 25¢ per kw, which is clearly an ouch.
2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

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