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Pay less to charge your electric vehicle (EV) overnight.

EV drivers have the option to charge at night and on weekends for a reduced electric price. This pricing plan is ideal for those who can wait to charge their vehicle at night and on weekends but want to use electricity in their homes at any time of day.

  • If you charge overnight and on weekends from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., the cost to charge will be about half of the normal cost of energy.
  • If you charge during the day time from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., the cost to charge will be about double the normal cost of energy.


Additional $4.95 monthly service charge for the additional EV meter.


To participate in the EV Pricing Plan, you will need to have a second meter installed. You'll need to work with a certified electrician to install a meter socket and perform any additional wiring. The upfront cost of this work will vary per house and depend heavily on the distance between your charging location and the location of your current service panel and electric meter.

Get Started

  1. Call us at 800-895-4999 and we can help you decide if the EV Pricing Plan best fits your lifestyle.
  2. Contact an electrician for an estimate on the meter housing equipment installation. Check out this list of EV electricians who are familiar with our EV Pricing Plan.
  3. Once the meter housing is installed, inspected and energized, complete this application form.
  4. Work with your electrician to send a completed inspection document to
  5. After our teams receive your inspection documents and verify your application, we will visit your home and install the EV meter next to your existing meter.
  6. As soon as the second meter is installed, you can start charging and saving.


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Electrical Vehicle Rate Options

Power your electric vehicle during off-peak hours and save money

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers have rate options to charge their vehicle when it best suits their lifestyle. Look to us as your advisor when getting plugged in.

Guide your rate options

For more information about getting charged at home, at work, and on-the-go, email us at, or call 800-895-4999 to speak to an energy advisor.

Visit our Charging at Home page for more details about getting set up to drive electric.

What’s the best rate plan for you?

  • EV Rate: If you charge your vehicle at night and on weekends, but need to use a lot of electricity for other activities during the day, this rate might be best for you. You’ll pay about half the amount of standard residential rates if you charge at night—and double the rate during the day.
  • Time of Day Plan: If you charge your vehicle at night and on weekends, and can also limit other electric use to the off-peak hours, explore our Time of Day rate plan.
  • Standard Rate: If you can’t limit your EV charging to nights and weekends, our standard rate may be best for you.
Rate Options*Monthly ChargeOff-Peak charge
per kWh - All year
On-Peak Charge
per kWh - June-Sept.
On-Peak Charge
per kWh - Oct.- May
 EV Rate1 $4.95 $0.04260 $0.21096 $0.16968
Time of Use Rate $10 - $12 $0.04260 $0.21096 $0.16968
Residential Standard Rate $8 - $10 $0.1058 $0.1058 $0.1058
  • On-peak period: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Off-peak period: 9:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Seven major holidays are also billed at the off peak rate. They are New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

*Rates apply to single phase - secondary voltage use only. Rates are subject to resource and/or fuel adjustments, city fees, and taxes where applicable. The rates listed above include current riders and adjustments, excepting taxes. Rates may change upon PUC approval. Rates include the Variable Fuel Cost Charge.
1You must remain on the EV Rate plan for a minimum of one year from the date of enrollment.

Get Started

  1. Call Xcel Energy at 800-895-4999. We can help you decide which rate plan best fits your lifestyle. Also. check out our Rate Advisor Tool for high-level guidance.

  2. Contact an electrician for an estimate for the meter housing equipment installation; the cost of installing this equipment is the responsibility of the customer.

  3. When the meter housing is installed and inspected, complete the application form.

  4. We'll come to your home and install an off-peak meter, next to your existing meter.

  5. Once the meter is installed you can start charging and saving!

Charge your EV with clean wind energy

When you enroll in the EV Rate program, you can also choose to charge your vehicle with clean, renewable energy from our Windsource® program.

To subscribe to Windsource, you'll pay a little extra each month to get energy from renewable wind resources. It's easy, it's inexpensive, and it makes a big impact.

Learn more Windsource for EVs.

Energy Saving Tip

What's the point in filling your home with cool or warm air, only to have it disappear? Invest in high quality insulation to help keep temperature-controlled air where it belongs.

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Install carbon monoxide detectors and annually hire a qualified contractor to inspect your home for proper ventilation.

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