Your Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging

As the transportation industry electrifies, we're here to help members understand electric vehicle charging.


Energize Your Drive


When electric vehicle charging is managed in alignment with demand and renewable energy production, it helps capitalize on zero emission fuel sources and times when energy costs are lower.  This is beneficial for both the member and the Cooperative.  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.

Getting Started with Energize Your Drive

  • Contact People's Energy to Understand Your Options
  • Complete Rebate Form and any Additional Agreements
  • Work With An Electrician to Install Electric Vehicle Charger

There may be additional steps needed depending on individual circumstances.  We are here to assist, so please call (800) 214-2694 with any questions.


Purchase from the Cooperative

By purchasing an electric vehicle charger with integrated metering through PEC, members can alleviate the cost of installing an additional metering socket.  This is available as a result of our chargEV® partnership.  Chargers purchased through the Cooperative are eligible for an $800 rebate.

There are three sizes available to accommodate your charging needs:

Size Price* Required Service Description
7.7 kW $478.51 40 amp service This works well for a compact EV or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
11.5 kW $805.48 60 amp service This is the most common charger requested for residential charging.
15.4 kW $1,177.53 80 amp service This is designed for larger battery vehicles such as pick-up trucks.

*After taxes and rebate are applied.

Click below for additional charger information.

ZEF Energy


Bring Your Own

If members already own an electric vehicle charger for use at their home or business, they will need to install a sub-metered or new parallel service depending on location.  These chargers are eligible for an up to $400 rebate.

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

Cooperative EV Rates

There are a variety of incentive rates available for members charging electric vehicles at their home or business.  Participating in any of these rates may require a second meter to be installed.


Off-Peak Times

Monthly Basic Service Charge: $7.00 

Energy Charge: $0.06200/kWh

Charging Availability:
Charging available 9:30 pm - 1:30 pm M-F, 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

Monthly Basic Service Charge: $7.00 or $11.00

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, all hours on weekends and holidays.
Overnight: 9 pm - 5 am all days.

EV Charging Agreement - Time-of-Use

EV Subscription

**Limited to 50 members**

Monthly Subscription Charge: $30

Energy Charge:
On-Peak: $0.25600/kWh
Off-Peak: First 800 kWh included in subscription, above 800 kWh is $0.074/kWh.

Charging Availability:
On-Peak: 5 am - 9 pm M-F, excluding holidays.
Off-Peak: 9 pm - 5 am all days, as well as all overnight, weekend, and holiday hours.

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

EV Charging Agreement - Subscription

For all options listed above, rates and charging times are subject to change.  Completed forms can be returned to

Cooperative Rebates

We offer electric vehicle charger rebates for those interested in installing a level two, hard-wired charger in their home or business.

Equipment Specifications & Required Information Rebate Amount
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Must enroll and be managed through an Energy Management Program or Time-of-Use rate. $400
Electric Vehicle 'Smart' Charging with Integrated Metering Purchase from the Cooperative Must be Cooperative chargEV-branded 240 volt smart charger; Must enroll in energy management program or Time-of-Use rate $800

2024 Electric Vehicle Rebate Form


State and Federal Tax Incentives

Minnesota's Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
Applications to receive a rebate of up to $2,500 from the State of Minnesota on a new or used electric vehicle (EV) are now open.  It's important to note that completed applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and there are limited funds available.

Rebate applications are due by June 30, 2027, or until funds have been fully distributed.  For more information about the application and eligibility requirements along with other program details, visit the MN Department of Commerce.

Federal Tax Credits
Federal tax credits of up to $7,500 are available for eligible buyers of qualified new or used electric vehicles, as well as a federal tax credit of up to $1,000 for electric vehicle home chargers.  For more information, visit