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Rate options for charging your Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV)

Customers who charge electric vehicles at their homes can choose to remain on our standard residential rate (EL1 or SC 1 Rate I), or  enroll in our residential voluntary time-of-use (TOU) rate (SC 1 Rate III). Residential customers who wish to separately meter the charging of their electric vehicle may do so under non-residential TOU rate (SC 2 Rate II).

Under our EL1 rate, the price you pay (per kilowatt-hour) for supply and delivery  is based on the level of usage and the season the electricity is used without regard for the time period  you use electricity – morning, afternoon, evening or overnight. Click here to estimate the cost of charging a PEV on the EL1 rate.

Under the residential TOU rate, however, you will pay a reduced price for electricity used during the designated off-peak period. During the peak and super-peak (for supply) periods during the summer months, the price will be higher than the EL1 rate. This serves as an incentive to reduce electric consumption during the times when system-wide usage and the cost of generating electricity are at their highest.

See the charts below for an explanation of the residential TOU time periods and pricing.

Peak, Off-Peak and Super-Peak Periods

Peak Off-Peak Super-Peak*
8AM - 12 Midnight 12 Midnight - 8AM 2PM - 6PM

*The super-peak period will be in effect Monday through Friday only during the summer months (June 1 — September 30). Super-peak pricing will apply only to a customer's supply charges and can vary significantly.  To review the super-peak rates, click here.

Delivery Rates

  Peak Off-Peak Super-Peak
June 1 — Sept 30 18.99 cents/kWh 1.34 cents/kWh N/A
All other months 7.03 cents/kWh 1.34 cents/kWh N/A

A customer charge of $19.87 per month applies, along with any applicable delivery charges and adjustments as specified in general rule 26 of the Con Edison electric tariff.

For more information on voluntary time-of-use rates and whether they are right for you, visit You may also want to check out our time-of-use calculator, which can help you decide. Click here to try it now.

Price Guarantee

Full-service** and ESCO customers who register a PEV with Con Edison will be given a price guarantee if they choose to be billed under the TOU rate. The terms of the price guarantee are:

  • You must register a PEV with Con Edison. This includes providing proof that the vehicle will be charged at the address billed under the VTOU rate (in most cases, a DMV registration with an address that matches your service address will suffice).
  • The guarantee will apply for a period of one year beginning with the first full billing cycle after you register your PEV with us.
  • Under the price guarantee, you are assured that you will not pay more over the course of the one-year period than you would have paid under the standard EL1 rate.
  • The cost comparison will be made on a total bill basis for full-service customers and on a delivery-only basis for customers who purchase their electric supply from an energy services company (ESCO).
  • Sorry, time-of-use customers under grandfathered rates (e.g., SC 1 Rate II) are not eligible to enroll for the price guarantee.

**Full-service customers who switch to Voluntary Time-of-Use must remain on the VTOU rate for a period of one year from the date of the switch.  ESCO customers who switch to full service must remain as a full service customer for one year from the date of the switch.

To apply for the price guarantee, please email the following information to

  • Your name, 15-digit Con Edison account number and a contact phone number.
  • A signed, written request to be billed under the voluntary time-of-use rate.
  • A copy of your vehicle registration with an address that matches the service address of your Con Edison account. If vehicle registration does not match the service address, please provide other documentation verifying that the PEV will be charged at your home, in addition to the vehicle registration.

Once our representatives have reviewed your documentation, we will contact you via email to confirm your enrollment in the price guarantee.

The following information is not required to enroll for the price guarantee, but would be helpful in the planning of future electric-vehicle programs.

  • The make and model of your PEV, and whether it is leased or owned.
  • The type of charging station that you will be using — level 1 (120 volts) or level 2 (208/240 volts).
  • The make and model of the charging station (only necessary for level 2).
  • The estimated average number of miles driven per day.
  • Whether there is a second site where you regularly charge your PEV (work, a second home, etc.).
  • Whether you are a solar net-metering customer.

As an alternative to the residential TOU rate, you also have an option of charging your PEV on a dedicated non-residential time-of-use meter (Peak hours M-F 8 am – 10 pm, Off-peak hours M-F 10 pm – 8 am and weekends all day).  We suggest that you consider all your potential costs, such as hiring an electrician to install a second meter pan and the additional monthly customer charge, as part of your decision to separately meter your electric vehicle.


Electric vehicle customers may also want to consider purchasing their energy supply from an ESCO. These companies can offer different rates and pricing structures than Con Edison, some of which may be beneficial to customers who charge their PEVs at home.

For more information about choosing an ESCO, visit

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