Introducing New EVgo Pricing

Plans For All EV Drivers

Sally is on the EVgo Plus™ plan

She drives a Kia Niro and lives in a condo in San Diego, CA which does not provide EV charging. Sally works for a food delivery company and relies on public fast charging. She charges twice a week, which means that in a typical month she charges 8 times, since she drives a lot of miles each day. She likes to charge from 20% to 80% at 8am when she gets Off-Peak rates at $0.38 per kWh. The typical charge for her Niro is 39 kWh, so with her EVgo Plus plan she pays $14.82.

EVgo Plus Plan is $6.99 monthly, with no session fees, and unlocks our lowest rates. This is a great fit for customers like Sally who charge frequently. By charging on the EVgo Plus plan, Sally saves $4.68 each visit, compared to the Member and Pay As You Go plans. And she enjoys free reservations as well!

Dominique is on the EVgo Member plan

She lives in Oakland, CA and drives a Nissan LEAF. Twice a month she charges at EVgo stations in her areas between 12am and 8am because she likes to take advantage of Early Bird rates. When she arrives around 7am, her State of Charge is at 20% and she charges 24 kWh to get up to 80%. Her total session charge is $8.16.

EVgo Member plan has a monthly pre-paid fee of $4.99, which is used as credit toward charging, and no session fees. It is a great fit for customers like Dominique who charge a couple times a month. By charging at Early Bird rates, she can save up to $2.40 every time she charges.

Max is on EVgo's Pay As You Go plan

He is a Tesla Model 3 Long-Range driver who uses fast charging when he travels. After finishing a day on the road, he usually charges at his preferred location in Los Angeles, CA during On-Peak hours which is $0.48 kWh. It usually takes about 16kWh to get his Tesla from 60% to 80%, so his session cost at this rate is $8.66 which includes the $0.99 session fee.

EVgo PAYG plan is a great fit for customers like Max who charge only a couple times yearly. If Max charges at Early Bird rates, at the same location, instead he'd save $2.60. If he were to charge during Off-Peak hours, he would save $1.30.

The EV controls the rate of charging based on the state of charge (SOC) and temperature of the battery when charging begins. This rate will vary over the charge session. The fastest charge rates are typically at lower states of charge (10%-50%) and when the EV battery is warm, and decrease as the state of charge increases. Once an EV’s battery reaches a certain level of capacity, usually 80%, charging slows significantly. We have more info on charging basics. Check out our EV 101.

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What's Next?

While the TOU and kWh pricing are pilot programs, data from this pilot will help inform how EVgo implements innovative pricing in other markets in the future.

How Time of Use Pricing Works

Electricity costs vary throughout the day based on demand and energy usage. EVgo’s charging network also experiences different levels of congestion throughout the day and week. To provide transparent and fair pricing, all customers in California will pay for their charging per Time of Use, or TOU pricing instead of paying per minute. This means lower prices for charging during Early Bird Hours (12am-8am) and Off-Peak Hours (8am-4pm and 9pm-12am), and higher prices during On-Peak Hours (4pm-9pm). EVgo’s TOU pricing pilot is only active in California, but may expand to additional states in the future.

Why Do Electricity Costs Vary Throughout the Day?

Electricity costs vary throughout the day because the availability of lower cost renewable energy sources (like solar and wind) also vary throughout the day. In the daytime, when solar energy is plentiful, electricity prices are lower (during Off-Peak Hours). In the evenings, when solar energy is no longer available, and electricity demand is higher, prices are higher (during On-Peak Hours). These On-Peak hours are when there is the most strain on the grid and when the California ISO is most likely to call a Flex Alert (or a voluntary call for energy conservation). While electricity rates are an important consideration in EVgo’s TOU pricing pilot, EVgo also considered congestion on its network in assessing its pilot to improve customer experience.

What Will This Mean for Me?

By transitioning to TOU pricing, EVgo will join California's statewide initiative to encourage energy conservation during On-Peak Hours (when electricity demand is higher, and the availability of renewable energy is lower). Because most EVgo customers already charge during the day, while shopping, going to the grocery store, or running errands, many EVgo customers will see EVgo’s lowest rates. With the transition to TOU pricing, we hope to encourage drivers who charge during On-Peak Hours to charge during daytime hours, when renewable energy generation is more plentiful.

How Do I Get the Lowest Rates?

Unlock the lowest rates with EVgo PlusTM