Is an EV right for me?
Electric vehicles (EVs) can reduce your fuel and maintenance costs while shrinking your carbon footprint. But as they say: your mileage may vary.
* Tax credit amount could be reduced as more EVs are sold. For more details, visit https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml.
Fuel and mileage estimates based on 15,000 miles driven/year, an average price of $3.50/gallon and the Basic electric rate of $0.12/kWH with no EV rate discounts used. The 2022 Hyundai Kona Gasoline averages 28 miles per gallon.
Claim a rebate from TEP of up to $500 on EV chargers.
TEP residential customers who purchase a Level 2 charger with one-way or two-way communications* can claim a rebate of up to $500, depending on the amperage of the charger:
- $200 for less than 30 amps
- $300 for 30 to 49 amps
- $500 for 50 or more amps
The rebate will be issued as a credit on the customer's TEP account. A maximum of two incentives are allowed per premises for each charger purchased for home use with a highway-approved battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
*A two-way communicating charger allows the utility (or a third party) to connect to the charger to manage charging and collect charging data to assist with grid optimization.
To qualify for the TEP rebate, residents must:
- Be a current TEP customer.
- Purchase a new Level 2 or higher EVC in this calendar year. Rebates are not offered on used or refurbished chargers.
- Provide proof of purchase that includes the charger serial and model number.
- Use a Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan for a minimum of two years.
- The product must be purchased from a local retailer, the TEP Marketplace or an online retailer, not to include eBay or other resale sites, that ships the item to the customer’s service address in TEP’s territory.
- The charger must be installed at the customer’s TEP service address.
NOTE: Net-metering customers are excluded from being required to use a TOU plan if they purchase a two-way communicating charger. Net metering customers with a one-way communicating charger must use a TOU plan.
Customers agree to allow a TEP representative to enter their home to verify a qualified charger has been installed that meets program requirements.
Rebates apply to chargers installed during the current calendar year of Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. Incentives are subject to the availability of funding. This program is subject to change or expire without notice. Full rebate details are available on the Electric Vehicle Charger Program Application Form.
Rates for EV Owners
TEP offers different pricing plans for owners of battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Under these plans, residential customers can reduce their energy bills by charging their EV during super off-peak hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily and shifting the majority of their energy usage to off-peak hours.
Charging Your EV
- 120-volt (V) plug and can be plugged in to a standard wall outlet. Most plug-in EVs come with this type of charging equipment.
- 2-5 miles of range for each hour of charging.
- Most often used at home.
- Typically used to charge their vehicles at home overnight.
- Electric vehicles can be charged with a 240V plug, typically used in homes.
- 10-60 miles of range for each hour of charging.
- These units can fully charge an electric car battery in as little as 2 hours, making them a good choice for both homeowners and businesses.
- Overall home charging satisfaction is highest among EV owners who install a Level 2 permanently mounted charging station.
- Direct-current (DC) fast-charging equipment typically found along corridors with heavy traffic and other public locations.
- DC rapid chargers use a 480V connection to provide 60-100 miles of range for each 20-minute charge.
- These chargers require highly specialized equipment to install and maintain and typically are only used in commercial and industrial applications.
Note: Before purchasing an EV charger for your home, you may need to consult an electrical contractor to determine if your home's electrical system needs any modifications. The type of charging system you should install will depend on the type of vehicle you choose. Installation of higher-voltage systems may require permitting and upgrades to your home's electrical facilities.
Charging On the Go
Charging your EV when you're away from home is easy