Energize Your Drive

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a growing part of the transportation industry, and we're here to help you understand what it means to charge an electric vehicle at your home or business.  This fact sheet gets you started, and then below we have more information about our electric vehicle charging program, Energize Your Drive.

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Energize Your Drive


With Energize Your Drive, we have EV chargers with integrated metering, rebates for new chargers enrolled in an energy management program, and special incentive charging rates.

Chargers with Integrated Metering

When enrolling a general EV charger in an energy management program, an additional, separate meter is required.  Members can, however, purchase a qualified, level-two charger through the Cooperative.  Because of our relationship with chargEV®, these chargers have integrated metering equipment, which allows you to avoid the extra costs associated with installing a second meter.


Whether you install an EV charger at home with integrated metering equipment or not, you are eligible to apply for a rebate of up to $800.  The most important eligibility requirement for this rebate is that the charger is enrolled in one of our energy management programs.

Incentive Charging Rates

EV charging is most beneficial to the electric grid when it is done at night and during off-peak hours.  We offer a variety of options, giving members the opportunity to choose the incentive rate that works best for their charging habits.

Program Details

By purchasing an EV charger with integrated metering through People's Energy Cooperative, members can alleviate the cost of installing an additional metering socket.  This is available as a result of our chargEV® partnership.

Call (800) 214-2694 for more information!

We offer EV charger rebates for those interested in installing a level two charger in their home.  Amounts range from $400-$800 depending on the type of charger purchased.  Additional information on each rebate is available by clicking on the link below.

2023 Electric Vehicle Rebates

There are a variety of incentive rates available for members charging their EVs at home.  Participating in any of these rates may require a second meter to be installed which would add an additional monthly basic service charge of $6.00.

Off-Peak Times

Basic Service Charge: $6.00 

Energy Charge: $0.06200/kWh

Charging Availability:
Charging available 9:30 pm - 1:30 pm, M-F and all hours on weekends and holidays

Charging not available 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm, M-F excluding holidays

EV Charging Agreement - Off Peak

Time of Use Times

Basic Service Charge: $6.00 - $10.00

Energy Charge: 
On-Peak: $0.25600/kWh
Off-Peak: $0.07400/kWh
Overnight: $0.04700/kWh

Charging Availability:
On-Peak: 2 pm - 9 pm, M-F excluding holidays
Off-Peak: 5 am - 2 pm, M-F and all hours on weekends and holidays, excluding overnight
Overnight: 9 pm - 5 am, all days

EV Charging Agreement - Time-of-Use

Subscription Pilot Rate

**Limited to 50 members**

Subscription Charge: $30

Energy Charge:
On-Peak: $0.25600/kWh
Overnight, Weekends, Holidays, <800 kWh: $0
Overnight, Weekends, Holidays, >800 kWh: $0.07400/kWh

Charging Availability:
On-Peak: 5 am - 9 pm, M-F excluding holidays
Overnight: 9 pm - 5 am

For more information about this pilot rate, call the Cooperative at (800) 214-2694.








































For all options listed above, rates and charging times are subject to change.

chargEV and ZEF Energy Inc.

In 2020, we proudly partnered with 31 regional electric cooperatives to form chargEV, a regional electric vehicle charging network across Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota.  This network has now expanded to include other cooperatives across the country.  The chargers in this network are made in the USA by ZEF Energy, Inc.


ZEF Energy, Inc.

Electric Vehicle Resources

There is a lot of information out there about electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging.  We've gathered some reputable resources to help you get started.