Cost to charge verses gasoline per mile.

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sktr 20i
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Cost to charge verses gasoline per mile.

Postby sktr 20i » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:59 am

I contacted PG&E and was told in my area (Benicia) there is no option for peak/non-peak charging for residential customers so I am paying 29 cents per kwh to charge my Volt. At those rates and based on gasoline at $3.50 per gallon, it is actually cheaper to run on gas then electirc.

Anything I can do to correct that without putting in a separate meter at a cost of several thousand dollars??


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Re: Cost to charge verses gasoline per mile.

Postby PatrickZWang » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:54 pm

Hey John

Make sure you ask for the E9-A or E9-B rates. If the rep doesn't know about it (not all front line reps do) - ask to be transferred to the PGE "Solar" Department. They are supposed to handle E9 rate changes.

If your E9 rate is already 28 cents / kwH off hours that would be pretty crazy usage you have there!

Hope that helps


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