Why Electric Vehicles Are a Better Ride
Electric vehicles (EVs) generally cost about half as much to run, have lower maintenance costs and emit 25x less emissions than gasoline-powered cars! Interested in learning more about electric vehicles? Our informational flier includes cost comparisons between electric vehicles and gas-powered cars, the difference between electric electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in electric vehicles, and the different levels of charging.
2017 ECOplus emissions factor is 0.142326 lbs/kWh
Assumes 19 lbs C02/gallon for gas
Assumes 25 miles/gallon for gas car
Assumes 3.8 mi/kWh for EV
Assumes 9,454 miles driven annually
Assumes $1186 average annual maintenance for gas car, versus $982 for EV
Assumes $3.65/gallon price for gas
Peninsula Clean Energy offers electric vehicle rates that mirror PG&E’s rates, at a 5% lower cost. EV rates are time-of-use plans, which means that the rate you pay is based on the time of day you use the electricity. Costs are lowest from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. when demand is lowest, making this the best time to charge your vehicle. Electricity is more expensive during Peak (2-9 p.m.) and Partial-Peak (7 a.m.-2 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.) periods. For more information on EV rates or to change your rate visit PG&E’s EV rates page (changing your rate with PG&E will automatically update your PCE rate).
|PG&E Equivalent Schedule||PCE Rate Schedule||Unit/Period||PCE Rate||PCE Rate with PG&E Surcharges|
|EV-A, EV-B||EV (EV-A and EV-B)|
|Summer||Energy Charge ($/KWH)||Peak||0.20039||0.23440|
|Winter||Energy Charge ($/KWH)||Peak||0.05358||0.08759|