Posts Tagged: PG&E

California utility PG&E proposes new commercial EV charging rates

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to create new commercial plug-in vehicle charging rates. Right now, fleet operators often pay higher rates to charge their EVs than regular business customers do. PG&E is proposing a subscription-based model that will let customers choose the quantity… Read more »

CPUC approves $738 million in EV charging projects for California utilities

The US is soon going to be seriously wired for electric driving, at least on the coasts. The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) has approved a portfolio of EV charging projects worth a cool $738 million for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE), perhaps the… Read more »

PG&E selects EVBox as hardware provider for workplace and MUD charging network

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has selected EVBox as the first supplier for the utility’s EV Charge Network program. The EV Charge Network is a program aimed at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings in northern and central California. Through the program, PG&E will pay for and build the infrastructure for customers from the electric grid to… Read more »

PG&E’s EV Charge Network to install 7,500 new charging stations

Under its new EV Charge Network program, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will install 7,500 new Level 2 charging stations at condominiums, apartment buildings and workplaces across Northern and Central California. The focus is on increasing access to charging in locations where it has traditionally been limited and where cars often sit for longer periods… Read more »

PG&E PHEV will help keep the lights on during power outages

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI) have unveiled a new Class 6 PHEV utility truck with exportable power capacity that can be used to manage both planned and unplanned outages. The plug-in hybrid drivetrain offers an electric range of 50 miles, and reduces emissions by 80 percent compared to legacy vehicles…. Read more »

PG&E launches $500 rebate for EV-driving customers

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), which serves some 16 million people in Northern and Central California, has launched an incentive program for residential electric customers who drive EVs. The Clean Fuel Rebate is a one-time rebate of $500 per vehicle. All PG&E residential customers who own or lease an EV or PHEV are eligible. Through… Read more »

PG&E submits $253 million proposal to expand California EV infrastructure

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for seven EV infrastructure projects with a total budget of approximately $253 million. PG&E’s proposal addresses three areas: Expanding electrification for fleets with medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including school buses, transit agencies and delivery fleets. PG&E’s five-year, $211-million… Read more »

Pacific Gas & Electric to deploy 7,500 charging stations in northern California

The California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously voted to approve Pacific Gas & Electric’s Charge Smart and Save charging infrastructure program. The $130-million project will deploy 7,500 charging stations across northern California, primarily at multi-family dwellings and workplaces. PG&E has agreed to install 15 percent of the charging stations in disadvantaged communities, and aims to… Read more »

New California bill attempts to harmonize how utilities fit into the charging business

Electric utilities aren’t exactly known as hotbeds of innovation. In fact, they’re quite the opposite. They move slowly, they are very conservative, and they need approval from state regulators to make any significant changes to their businesses. So the idea of a utility monopolizing the EV charging experience in its service area makes a lot… Read more »

California’s new emissions law pits oil companies against electric utilities

As California lawmakers continue to promote the transition to a modern energy and transportation ecosystem, oil companies and electric utilities are furiously maneuvering to protect their existing business models. Senate Bill 350, which Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law, originally included a mandate to cut the state’s petroleum consumption 50 percent by 2030. However,… Read more »