Go Electric & Save
Alabama Power always wants to find ways for our customers to save. Plug-in electric vehicles are one way to accomplish savings. The 2011 Department of Energy Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Handbook says "PEVs can reduce your fuel cost dramatically. Because PEVs rely in whole or part on electric power, their fuel economy is measured differently than in conventional vehicles. You might see it stated as miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (mpge). Depending on how they're driven, today's EVs (or PHEVs in electric mode) can exceed 100 mpge.”
Alabama Power offers an optional rate rider for customers with a Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). The rate rider allows customers to charge their electric vehicle at a discounted rate during off-peak hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
To qualify for eligibility, a customer must own a PEV that is manufactured primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways. Electric scooters, electric bicycles, golf carts, and motorized electric wheelchairs are not included.
Customers will need to verify with Alabama Power that they are in possession of a qualifying electric vehicle. Customers may call 1-800-990-APCO (2726) for more information.
Ready for you
Alabama Power is studying the impact of electric transportation on grid reliability, including vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid technologies. Alabama Power is also helping to develop industry standards for future plug-in electric vehicles.
Learning the options
Plug-in electric vehicles come in many forms. All have batteries and need to be plugged in to recharge. You'll need to consider the battery electric vehicle, or BEV, which is a total electric vehicle, the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, or PHEV, and the extended-range electric vehicle, or EREV.
Plug-in electric vehicles get you where you need to go while saving money on fuel and maintenance, reducing your environmental impact and contributing to our nation's energy independence.