Charging Your Electric Vehicle at Home

Charging at home is as easy as plugging your vehicle into a garage wall outlet. Or upgrade to a Level 2 charger to charge faster.

Earn rewards from your EV

When you join the PGE Residential EV Smart Charging Pilot program, we'll help you save money, go farther and support Oregon's clean energy future. We’re offering rebates to help you charge faster and you'll automatically be enrolled in our Smart Charging program that gives you credits on your PGE bill for allowing us to shift your EV charging to times when energy demand and prices are lower and sustainable resources are more available. Learn how you can participate by choosing one of the rebate options below for your EV.

How can I participate?

You may choose one of the rebate options below for your EV.

Have more questions? We have answers to your frequently asked questions PGE.

Get $500 to $1,000* toward your new Level 2 charger

Here’s how:

* If you meet the income eligibility guidelines PGE, you may qualify for a rebate of up to $1,000. To qualify for the income-eligible installation rebate, your household must earn no more than 120% of the median income for your household size.

Get up to $1,000 or $5,000* toward a panel upgrade

Here’s how:

If your new Level 2 charger requires a panel upgrade, we can help with that too! If you purchased your Level 2 charger and discovered your panel needed to be upgraded, you can receive a rebate of up to $1,000 or $5,000 to help knock down the cost of an electric panel for a panel upgrade.

You can apply for this rebate at the same time you apply for the Level 2 Charger rebate!

* Panel upgrade rebates are only available to PGE customers who are installing a Level 2 charger and upgrading to at least 200 amps. The panel upgrade rebate is in addition to any rebate received for the Level 2 charger. The standard rebate is up to $1,000 or up to $5,000 for those that are income qualified PGE. In order to qualify for this rebate, you must join the Residential EV Smart Charging Program.

Get a Tesla rebate

Drive a Tesla? Earn rewards

You may qualify for a Tesla rebate plus ongoing bill credits with PGE Smart Charging powered by evPulse. evPulse gives you an easy way to participate in PGE Smart Charging with no additional equipment to buy or install. You can get your rebate plus ongoing bill credits.

Learn how

Already have a qualified charger? Check out the Bring Your Own Charger rebate

If you already have one of our qualified chargers installed, you may qualify for the Bring Your Own Charger rebate. If you purchased and installed a qualifying EV charger prior to the date it was added to the qualified products list, you may qualify for the $50 rebate. Plus, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the Smart Charging Program to earn participation rewards. Here’s how to get your rebate if you already have a charger:

Qualifying chargers

This Qualified Products List is a comprehensive list of electric vehicle charging models that qualify for the Residential EV Charging Pilot Program’s rebates. To qualify for the rebate, your EV charger must be on this list. We’re working to add more approved devices to the program. Please check back to see the latest. Note: All qualifying chargers must be hardwired for program participation.

Manufacturer

ChargePoint

Model Name

Home Flex

Model/Product Number

CPH50-NEMA6-50-L23

Date Added to Program

10/23/2020

Manufacturer

ChargePoint

Model Name

Home Flex

Model/Product Number

CPH50-NEMA14-50-L23

Date Added to Program

10/23/2020

Manufacturer

ChargePoint

Model Name

Home Flex

Model/Product Number

CPH25-L25-P

Date Added to Program

10/23/2020

Manufacturer

FLO

Model Name

Home

Model/Product Number

X5

Date Added to Program

02/09/2021

Tesla EV chargers do not qualify for the standard rebate and EV Smart Charging program at this time because Tesla does not currently produce any demand-response–enabled EV chargers. Please choose the evPulse option to participate in PGE Smart Charging with your Tesla. All Qualified Products work with Tesla vehicles with a Tesla J1772 Charging Adapter. All Tesla vehicles should come equipped with a J1772 Charging Adapter at the time of sale. Please ensure that the use of the adapter conforms with your local and national codes, standards, regulations or laws.

Learn more about these chargers

Get the dimensions, product features, installation requirements and more details in the technical specifications documents below:

Got your rebate? Welcome to PGE EV Smart Charging.

When you receive a rebate on your EV charger, you’re automatically enrolled in the PGE EV Smart Charging Program. It’s easy to earn rewards while doing good for the environment and helping us build a more efficient and resilient grid. So, how does it work?

  • Your charger will automatically shift its charging schedule away from peak times when energy use is high and renewable resources are more scarce. We call these Smart Charging Events.

  • During these events, your charger will pause your vehicle charging. It will start again once the event is over. You can opt out of any event via your charging app.

  • When you participate, you can earn a $25 credit on your bill at the end of a Smart Charging season (October to March and April to September).

You’ll be randomly assigned to one of two groups, which have different Smart Charging Event hours.

Event days

Group A

Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Group B

Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Event times

Group A

5 to 8 p.m.

Group B

10 p.m. to midnight

Here’s what you need to do to earn rewards each season.

Have your charger connected to the internet at least:

50% of the time

Here’s what you need to do to earn rewards each season.

Charge your EV at least:

13 times

Here’s what you need to do to earn rewards each season.

Participate in at least:

3 events

There are bound to be some questions

With EVs, there are usually some questions about charging. No worries, check out our FAQs for answers to common questions. If you can’t find your answer there, email us at resevcharging@pgn.com.

Charging 101 - No more pain at the pump!

EVs are easy to to charge at home and compared to high price of gas, way cheaper! Just plug your car into a regular wall outlet overnight and wake up ready to go. Or you can upgrade to a level 2 charger, which will charge your car even faster.

How easy is it to charge at home? Very easy!

Either plug into a wall outlet or, for a faster charging, consider a Level 2 charger. The choice usually boils down to how far you drive or if you're charging more than one EV.

Level 1

No special equipment needed, just plug into a regular outlet in your garage.

  • Power: Typically 1.4 kW

  • Charge Time: 3 – 5 miles of range per hour of charging

Level 2

Ask us about Level 2 charger rebates to save some money.

  • Power: Typically 7 – 12 kW

  • Charge Time: ~25 miles of range per hour

Charge your EV on the go!

No garage. No problem. There's lots of fast and easy places to charge your EV away from home like your local grocery store or even the doctors office. And for super fast and convenient charging, check out one of our Electric Avenues.

Looking for charging at your business? Learn more.