In recent years, electric vehicles (EVs) have become an option to consider when buying a new car. EV's offer
many advantages, including reduced or no gasoline use (depending on the type of EV), reduced or no tailpipe emissions and less maintenance. As more car makers introduce EVs, newer models also offer longer travel
distance between charges, smooth operation and strong acceleration, making them fun to drive. Lower battery prices also are making them more affordable.
Fueling an EV requires you to “plug-in.” MGE has been working to provide charging options to EV owners at home, at work and throughout the Madison-area.
Charge@Home - MGE's new home charging program, Charge@Home, makes it quick and easy to charge your car's battery with a Level 2 (L2) charger. L2 chargers can charge up to six times faster than a standard 120-volt electrical outlet and offer more flexibility to charge when you want. This program offers a monthly fee of about $20 plus the cost of electricity, without having to pay upfront installation fees for the charger.
Public Charging Network - MGE continues to add public chargers to our local network. Powered by 100% wind energy from wind farms in Wisconsin and Iowa, MGE’s chargers, combined with additional stations throughout the Madison-area, bring the number of local stations to more than 50.
Workplace Charging - Workplace charging offers many benefits, including employee attraction and retention and demonstrated support for sustainable initiatives. MGE can help businesses navigate through the evaluation, implementation and maintenance stages of a successful workplace charging program.
Learn more about these programs at mge.com/EV. Stay informed about EV news at energy2030together.com/EVRider, our new online resource for everything EV!
MGE has installed a network of 29 Public Charging Stations throughout the Madison area. Powered by 100% wind energy from wind farms in Wisconsin and Iowa, they include Level 1, Level 2 and DC Fast Chargers.Level 1 chargers use a standard 120-volt household circuit and Level 2 chargers use a 240-volt circuit that are most commonly used by household appliances such as an electric dryer. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can expect to receive between 2 to 5 miles per hour of charging with a Level 1 compared to 10 to 20 miles of range per hour for a Level 2 charger. DC fast chargers are for CHAdeMO and CCS-equipped vehicles like the Nissan Leaf® and Chevy Bolt and can provide 60 to 80 miles of range in 20 minutes. Learn more about using MGE’s ChargePoint stations and the fees. Businesses and retailers in the Madison-area have also installed charging stations bring the number of local public stations to nearly 50. The Alternative Fuels Data Center Station Locator provides a list of locations for more than 17,000 charging stations in the United States
Stay informed by also visiting energy2030together.com. If you have questions, call our Home Energy Line at 252-7117, or visit mge.com