Electric Vehicle Rate

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As mainstream auto makers add electric vehicles to their product lines, NV Energy is making it easier for our customers to own plug-in electric vehicles and to integrate them into our electric system by offering a special rate that offers reduced prices for charging electric vehicles during off-peak hours.

NV Energy owns a number of EVs (as well as many hybrid vehicles) for its fleet including several Chevy Volts, Nissan Leafs and full-sized half-ton electric trucks.

What You Need To Get NV Energy's Special EV Rate

1. A qualifying electric vehicle. There are two kinds, a pure electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

  • Electric Vehicles (EVs) use electricity as their only power source and are powered via a rechargeable battery. EV batteries are charged by plugging the vehicle into an electric power source. These vehicles are often referred to as Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs.)
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) which use both conventional fuel and electricity to power the vehicle. PHEVs can be plugged into an electric power source to charge the battery, and have typically have a longer range than an EV.

2. Decide if you want to use a level 1 or level 2 charging station.

  • Level 1 charging would be accomplished by simply plugging the 120 V cord-set that comes with most new plug-in vehicles directly into the outlet in your garage.  Learn more here.
  • Level 2 charging requires a dedicated 240V circuit and Level 2 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). Learn more here.

3. A copy of your vehicle's registration. Sign up for the Time of Use Rate (Be sure to read up on the rate and all its requirements).


Electric Vehicle Rate

NV Energy offers a special Electric Vehicle Time of Use rate for its northern and southern Nevada EV customers. It allows customers to pay a discounted rate if they charge the vehicle during the utility's off-peak hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. As an added benefit the discount applies to all the power you use during those periods, not just the power that charges your car.  

Time of Use rates are generally higher during peak hours and lower during off-peak hours.  Over a 12 month period, the Time of Use rate is not expected to cost more than the flat rate – if so, NV Energy will credit the difference back to the customer and give the customer the option to move back to the flat rate. 

These rates were updated as of Jul. 1, 2015

Time of Use and Electric Vehicle Rates for Northern Nevada

0.05963 0.05963 0.05963 0.08465 0.06735 0.41175 0.20562 0.06735 0.06735

Time of Use and Electric Vehicle Rates for Southern Nevada

0.04463 0.05774 0.0494 0.36792 0.06397 0.04778 0.05887 0.05291 0.50754 0.06523

Electric Vehicle Rates in northern Nevada

(includes Reno, Battle Mountain, Carson City, Elko, Fallon, Hawthorne, Lovelock, Minden-Gardnerville, Tonopah, Winnemucca, Yerington )

Basic Service Charge (per meter) $15.25
Summer: July1- September 30, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. $ 0.05963 kWh
Winter: October 1 - June 30, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. $ 0.05963 kWh

Electric Vehicle Rates in southern Nevada

(includes Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Laughlin, Searchlight, unincorporated Clark County).

What is the difference between options A and B? Option A has a lower on-peak rate but the peak season is longer. Option B has a higher on-peak rate but the peak season is shorter.

Option A: (Basic Service Charge per meter) $12.75
Summer 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. June 1 – September 30 $ 0.05774 kWh
Winter: 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. October through May $ 0.04463 kWh
Option B: (Basic Service Charge per meter) $33.60
Summer: 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. July and August $0.05887 kWh
Winter: 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. Sept. through June $0.04778 kWh