Since May 1, 2020, the Business EV Rate has been available to customers for entrollment.
The rate was specifically designed to reduce EV charging costs for businesses and public organizations, including DC Fast Chargers (DCFC) and charging lots, public transit, workplaces, class 3-8 vehicles such as trucks and freight, and multifamily dwellings.
The Business EV rate is unique in that it eliminates demand charges to accommodate the "peaky" nature of EV charging demand to make vehicle electrification more cost advantageous compared to gas vehicle fleets.
For EV charging installations with a connected load of 100 kilowatts (kW) and above. A secondary service refers to electricity supplied via lower voltage distribution lines. This rate is best suited for medium-sized projects.
What is a block?
A block is a subscribeable unit of energy, and is unique to the PG&E BEV rate. Blocks for Business High Use EV are measured in 50 kW increments.
You've selected 0 blocks, which is the equivalent of subscribing for 0 kW.
Based on the selected vehicles and charging windows, your expected demand is 0 kW, which is the equivalent of 0 blocks.
The total monthly cost would be $0, which includes the cost to recharge to full and the subscription charges (as input on the left-hand side).
BEV Cost Components
Every mile driven depletes the battery of electric vehicles. Over the course of a week, the vehicle batteries will follow the schedule below:
Weekly Battery Schedule
The site's electricity load will be the aggregate of all vehicles and their charging patterns, as shown for each weekday:
Site Load Profile (kWh)
Electricity rates are designed to encourage charging at certain hours. PG&E recently created the Business EV Rate with fleets in mind. To minimize costs, configure the vehicles to charge during the cheapest hours.
BEV Hourly Energy Charges
Fleet Savings Calculator provides illustrative estimations throughout and does not guarantee the accuracy of any costs, savings, hardware specifications, or incentives estimates. Please refer to referenced sources and original equipment manufacturers for up to date costs, hardware specifications, and incentives information.
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