EV Fleet Savings Calculator to Help with EV Cost Analysis

December 3, 2020

In partnership with: Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) introduced its new EV Fleet Savings Calculator, to help companies and organizations with cost analysis in transitioning their fleets to electric vehicles (EVs). The new online tool allows business customers and public agencies with medium- to heavy-duty fleet vehicles explore EV investment estimates based on their own fleet size, infrastructure, budget, and other factors.

Fleet owners considering the move to electric must first evaluate the costs and potential savings that come with deploying EVs. Using calculations based on PG&E’s new Business EV Rate, the EV Fleet Savings Calculator allows business and public agency customers to assess their long-term fleet plan by analyzing how much they can save by switching to EVs.

The EV Fleet Savings Calculator allows PG&E customers to assess their long-term fleet plan by analyzing cost savings with EVs.

The tool helps customers better understand key total cost of ownership factors including incentives, energy costs, infrastructure considerations and participation in California’s statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). After customers input information on their vehicles and usage, the tool offers recommendations for charging infrastructure, charging schedule based on fleet needs, fuel cost savings, revenue they could generate from LCFS, and estimated reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions.

Business EV Rate

In addition to the new EV Fleet Savings Calculator, PG&E offers business and public agency customers innovative rate options as well as its EV charging infrastructure program for fleets.

PG&E announced its Business EV Rate earlier in 2020, to support charging needs for businesses and public agencies, as well as apartment buildings and other public locations. On average, EV customers on the new rate can save up to 40% on charging costs compared to previous rate options, although actual bill impacts will vary for each customer depending on the number and type of vehicles, charging patterns, and energy needs.

EV customers on the PG&E Business EV Rate can save up to 40% on charging costs compared to previous rate options.

Customers on the PG&E Business EV Rate achieve cost savings through a new feature called a subscription charge, which allows customers to choose the amount of kilowatt power they need for their charging stations, similar to choosing a data plan for a cell phone bill. This subscription charge can be much lower than current rate options, and allows customers to have simpler, more consistent monthly costs.

On the Business EV Rate, customers pay for the electricity used by the EV chargers and the monthly subscription charge. Customers can always adjust their subscription levels up or down to meet their changing needs for EV charging.

EV Fleet Program

The PG&E EV Fleet program helps customers with medium-duty, heavy-duty and off-road fleets begin to transition their fleet vehicles to clean electricity to save money, eliminate tailpipe emissions and simplify maintenance. By 2024, the program aims to help more than 700 organizations deploy more than 6,500 EVs across numerous medium- and heavy-duty fleet categories.

The EV Fleet program helps customers transition their fleet to electricity to save money, eliminate emissions, and cut maintenance.

Through the EV Fleet program, PG&E builds the electrical infrastructure for customers’ medium- to heavy-duty EVs from the utility pole (electric service) to the customer meter or to the charger depending on which ownership option the customer choses. PG&E comprehensively helps customers across all facets of EV charging including available incentives and rebates, site design and permitting, construction and activation, and maintenance and upgrades.

Customers are encouraged to reach out to PG&E early as they consider electrifying their fleets. Customers can submit an interest form and learn more at pge.com/evfleet.