Off-Peak EV Charging

The most convenient and affordable charging station is at home.

Nothing beats the ease and convenience of charging your EV at home, while your family sleeps. And nothing beats the price. Our Off-Peak rates give you significant savings - enough to drive thousands of free miles year after year.

To take advantage of the Off-Peak rate as an APCo customer, you’ll need:


A plug-in EV (own or lease)


A home in Virginia


Your primary house meter must be an Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) meter

There is no fee to sign up. Apply now and start saving. See complete details at Tariff RS-PEV.

Make The Off-Peak Rate Work For You

  • Save about 30% when you charge overnight (between 8pm-6am) Monday through Friday
  • Save about 30% when you charge any time on weekends and major holidays

Cut Costs When You Switch from Gas, Cut Even More Costs When You Charge Off-Peak

Annual Cost To Drive a Full-size Vehicle 12,000 Miles Per Year

Powered by gasoline*


A savings of $610!
EV powered by
Standard Residential**


An additional savings of $100, which gives you 3,900 free miles per year!
EV powered by


*$2.50/gallon **Standard Residential Rate: 10.89 cents/kwh ***Off-Peak Rate: 7.69 cents/kwh On-Peak Rate: 17.73 cents/kwh

Installing At-Home EV Charging Meter

We recommend hiring a licensed electrician to install the EV meter required for program enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

At what hours are Off-Peak rates in effect?

Off-peak rates apply from 8pm-6am, Monday-Friday. They apply all 24-hours on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

When I enroll in the Off-Peak rate, am I prohibited from charging my car during day?

You can charge your EV during the day, but there is an additional surcharge of 6.433 cents/kwh added to the normal Residential Rate during On-Peak hours. You’ll get the benefit of the lower rate when your charge your electric vehicle Off-Peak.

I have net metering to account for my solar rooftop generation, why can’t I get the Off-Peak rate?

Time of use metering under an electricity supply service tariff having no demand charge is not currently permitted by the regulations governing net energy metering.

What equipment is required and who installs it?

You will need an additional meter base and EV meter. Both are provided to you free of charge, but you will be responsible for hiring an electrician to install the meter base in the PEV charging circuit. Once that is complete and has passed an electrical inspection we will install the new EV meter.

What happens to the EV meter when I move?

Like the primary electric meter, it remains with the house and we maintain ownership of both. Being Off-Peak ready is a great selling point when selling your home.

How long does it take to process my application?

Your application undergoes a review for eligibility immediately, and we’ll coordinate with you to install a EV meter once your electrical installation is inspected.

Still have questions? Email us at or call 1-800-956-4237.

Want to learn more about EVs? Visit the EV section for more information about choosing an electric vehicle to meet your needs.


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