Dominion Virginia Power rolled out a program Monday that gives electric-vehicle owners a rate break if they charge their cars overnight.

The program allows Dominion Virginia Power customers to choose two options to charge their vehicles:

  • Under the first option, car owners can allow the power company to install a second meter in their home. The second meter measures energy used only for recharging the vehicle. The cost for the meter is $2.90 a month.
  • The other option allows for lower overnight prices for all household electricity use, including the recharging of vehicles. Dominion Virginia Power will replace the customer’s meter with one that records energy use in 30-minute intervals, allowing the company to apply pricing rates at specific time periods.

Find the full article at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.