Electric vehicles are becoming more widespread throughout Minnesota. Drivers who may have previously ruled out plug-in hybrid or all-electric cars are now seriously considering this transportation option as technology advances allow for longer driving ranges and lower sticker prices.
Electric vehicles provide many benefits to our members, our communities and the environment, including decreased tailpipe emissions, less petroleum consumption for increased energy independence, and overall fuel cost savings.
Connexus Energy offers members incentives and benefits for making the switch to electric vehicles, including a rebate for the installation of a Level 2 charger, which is powered by 100 percent wind energy at no extra cost, and time-of-day rates.
Learn more about electric vehicle charging and time-of-day rates from Connexus Energy.
In addition to the charging stations located at Connexus Energy, PlugShare, www.workplacecharging.org, and www.greenlots.com can help you locate a charging station wherever you go.
EV charging rates at the Connexus Energy campus are $0.10/kWh.
Off-Peak Period* (50%)
|7.3¢/kWh||8 p.m. - 8 a.m.||All Days||All Year|
|Intermediate Period* (38%)||10.8¢/kWh||8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
|Peak Period Winter* (8%)||34.5¢/kWh||4 p.m. - 8 p.m.||M-F||Oct. - May|
|Peak Period Summer* (4%)||45.5¢/kWh||4 p.m. - 8 p.m.||M-F||June-Sept.|
*Percent of hours during year
There are no peak periods on weekends or the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Depending on the installation, additional equipment (such as a sequencer box) may be required. Ask your contractor for details.
Have a state electrical inspection completed within 30 days of metering equipment installation.
Contact Connexus Energy at 763.323.2738 for final off-peak inspection. Off-peak rates will not be applied until final inspection is completed. Reference general terms of off-peak programs.
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