Electric Vehicles


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February 9, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Proposes Major Build-Out of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

PG&E has asked state regulators for permission to build an estimated 25,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers at sites across its service area in Northern and Central California. If approved, this program would be the largest deployment of EV charging stations in the country.

January 5, 2015

How PG&E and BMW Plan to Make “Smart Charging” Even Smarter

Charging an electric vehicle (EV) costs the equivalent of a dollar per gallon of gasoline, if you do it overnight on PG&E’s EV rate plan. Now, as Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, PG&E and automaker BMW are partnering to see if they can bring the cost of charging down even further, while making the electric grid even cleaner.

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January 5, 2015

PG&E, BMW Partner on Pilot Project to Extract Grid Benefits from Electric Vehicles

PG&E and automaker BMW are teaming up to test the ability of electric vehicle batteries to provide valuable services to the electric grid. If successful, the pilot program could pave the way for significant utility payments that could stimulate further customer purchases of electric vehicles.

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January 2, 2015

Year in Review: PG&E Committed to Environmental Stewardship, Clean Energy

Being good stewards of the environment is important to PG&E, whether it’s helping to protect birds from coming into contact with power lines to deepening its commitment to electric vehicles within its fleet.

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December 19, 2014

PG&E Urges Santa to Go Electric This Holiday Season

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today sent a message to the North Pole, suggesting that Santa give his reindeer a break and electrify his sleigh this year.

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December 16, 2014

PG&E Chairman Tony Earley Sees Electric Vehicles as Opportunity to Define Energy Future

In an address to the Detroit Economic Club, PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley laid out a vision of an environmentally cleaner, economically stronger and more energy-independent America. One of the most important keys to such improvements, he said, is the broader electrification of the transportation sector.

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November 24, 2014

PG&E Green Vehicles Join Hundreds of New Cars on Display at San Francisco Auto Show

PG&E’s booth at the San Francisco International Auto Show features electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles used by the company. PG&E also is sponsoring an electric vehicle test drive today and Tuesday outside the show.

November 21, 2014

Commentary: How Utilities Can Propel the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Tony Earley, PG&E’s chairman and CEO, and Jim Piro, CEO and president of Portland General Electric, write about the multiple benefits of electrifying utility fleets. This commentary originally appeared on The Hill’s Congress Blog.

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November 18, 2014

PG&E Announces Two Major Electric Vehicles Initiatives at White House; More Than 70 Utilities Commit to Clean Electric Fleets

During a White House event today (Nov. 18), U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Counselor to the President John Podesta, PG&E Corporation Chairman and CEO Tony Earley and Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn announced two electric power industry initiatives to further commercialize electric transportation technologies.

September 24, 2014

Electric Vehicles Widen Their Clean-Air Advantage

New research shows that electric vehicles in states that mostly use coal-fired power may in some cases be a bit less clean than the most efficient gasoline-powered hybrids, like the Toyota Prius. But, as Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, that’s not true in PG&E’s service area, where more than half the electricity that customers use comes from sources that emit no greenhouse gases.

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July 31, 2014

PG&E, Edison Electric Institute Urge Utilities to Add More Electric Fleet Vehicles

Increased electrification of utility fleets could lead the way for broader adoption of plug-in technologies and will help save on fuel, maintenance and reduce emissions.

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July 29, 2014

PG&E Leads the Nation in Offering Electric Vehicle Rates

Growing number of plug-in electric vehicle owners in PG&E’s service area now have access to special EV charging rates that aim to keep costs affordable.

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July 8, 2014

PG&E Launches Employee Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

In keeping with its strong support for clean transportation, PG&E is giving employees an opportunity to charge plug-in electric vehicles at selected company locations in Northern and Central California. Employees will pay market rates for electricity through personal accounts.

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May 1, 2014

PG&E Collaborates on UC Davis Campus Home That’s the Ultimate in Energy Savings

A zero-net-energy house on the UC Davis campus uses less than half the energy of a typical house of the same size. In fact, the house, sponsored by Honda and PG&E, generates more energy than it uses and is three times more water efficient, too.

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February 18, 2014

How PG&E Met the Challenge of Electric Vehicles

As more pure electrics and plug-in hybrids hit the roads, PG&E has been paying close attention to the adequacy of local infrastructure in EV-friendly neighborhoods. Also, as Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, PG&E and other utilities have created special rate plans to incent owners to charge at night, when circuits have plenty of excess capacity.

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