Vehicle of the Future

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Bad news and good news

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Bad news is PG&E is asking the CPUC to raise the off peak E9B rate for summer and winter to $0.05995/kWh and $0.06814/kWh respectively to $0.11041 and $0.11305/kWh.

Good news is the tiered pricing would be removed.

Although rates nearly doubled, the lack of tiers mean an EV owner no longer needs to spend extra money on a second meter installation.

I anticipated a cost of operation to be $20-$24 a month for E9B under the old pricing structure. Starting November 1st it will be approximately $38-$39. Although, I would save $2000 by staying on E9A.

The only reason I was considering E9B was to separate my vehicle cost from my home. That would prevent my electric rate from entering tier 4 or 5, which happened all summer. But now with the tiers removed, total cost for my home and vehicle during summer months should be $140 down from $305 under E9A.


Written by devinserpa

October 15, 2011 at 4:26 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Can you tell us the cost of the second meter – whether your service is overhead or below ground, and the name of the contractor if you recommend them. The key to E-9B is whether it’s economical for your particular situation.


    November 2, 2011 at 12:32 am

    • The second meter install cost from three electrical contractors were between $2,000 – $2,300. Underground service, nothing fancy, install a gutter below existing service, add 40Amp metered sub panel, max 6 ft wire, 240V outlet.

      PG&E $250 one time fee, refundable if I don’t get it. City permit $180. And of course the 8-hour EVSE itself, the Leviton was $1,100 total.


      November 2, 2011 at 5:12 am

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