Submitted by Coastal Cruiser. on Sun, 2017-04-30 09:59
This post is inspired by a couple of other recent threads. In one, Red Sage noted that the EPA puts the average cost of electricity in the US at 13 cents per kWh. But what about special non-peak rates for electric car owners? And costs in other countries? And what % of your electricity is produced with renewable, non-polluting sources?
For example a major producer in California, PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric), has special overnight EV rates as low as 5½ ¢ kWh rate (this is from a PG&E publication. I am not on the grid. Someone who is may wish to confirm that claim). PG&E also offers a one-time $500 "Clean Fuel" rebate check to the owner of an eligible plug-in vehicle.
PG&E claims that 50% of its electricity produced is free from greenhouse gas emissions, and has a target of 33% being produced from renewable sources by 2020.