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Green Mountain Energy Company makes it easy to fuel your electric vehicle and home with 100% Pollution Freesm EV electricity!

evgo-logo-126-60 Green Mountain Energy Company now offers the first 100% wind electricity plan exclusively for electric vehicle drivers – Pollution Freesm EV. Green Mountain encourages the adoption of electric vehicles because they represent another step closer to a cleaner, more energy secure nation.

What Is Pollution Free EV?

  • A Reliable Rate plan that guarantees electric vehicle drivers a special rate for 12 months on 100% wind power to charge your car and the rest of your home.
  • Offer to enroll on an eVgo Complete Charging Plan, which combines Pollution Free EV with a home charging dock and related equipment, and access to a networked charging infrastructure. Green Mountain is the first Texas Retail Electric Provider (REP) to partner with eVgo.

Why Choose Pollution Free EV?

  • Make your electric vehicle truly zero-emissions by fueling it with 100% wind
    • Fossil fuel-based electricity generation and transportation are the two largest sources of CO2, a primary greenhouse gas.2
    • Driving an electric vehicle and choosing Pollution Free EV electricity from Green Mountain are two important ways to reduce greenhouse gases and reduce America's reliance on foreign oil.
  • Just by driving an electric vehicle you can save money on fuel costs1, and now Green Mountain makes it possible to save even more with Pollution Free EV, which gives you a special rate on all of the 100% wind electricity that powers your home and your vehicle
  • Enjoy easy access to complete home and community charging station solutions through Green Mountain's partnership with eVgo

How do I sign-up?

  • Call us at one of the telephone numbers provided below:
    • New Residential Customers: (866) 301-3120.
    • Existing Green Mountain Customers: (866) 785-4668
  • To become an eVgo customer, call (877) 455-3833 or visit their website.
  • To learn more about buying or leasing an electric vehicle, see this list of electric vehicles and then check out the manufacturers' websites or visit a local dealer.

How do I sign up for Pollution Free EV?

Signing up for Pollution Free EV is easy.

 

  1. Become a Green Mountain Energy Company customer if you aren’t already.
  2. Drive a qualified electric vehicle*
    1. Vehicle ownership is not required so car leases qualify!
    2. You are also eligible if a member in your household drives an electric vehicle.
  3. Call Green Mountain to sign up:
    1. New Residential Customers: (866) 301-3120.
    2. Existing Green Mountain Customers: (866) 785-4668

 

* A list of pre-qualified vehicles is below.  This list is not comprehensive and continues to change as more electric vehicles are made available.  If you don’t see your plug-in electric vehicle listed or you converted your car to a plug-in after it was originally purchased, give us a call to confirm eligibility.

  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Tesla
  • Fisker Karma
  • Ford Transit Connect
  • Coda
  • Think City
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Smart ForTwo
  • Ford Escape Plug-in
  • Toyota Prius Plug-In


As part of process to verify your eligibility, we will ask you to provide Green Mountain with a documentation to verify that you, or a member of your household, drive(s) a qualified vehicle.  Documents containing both the customer’s or household member’s name, and the name, make, and year of the qualified electric vehicle, such as a copy of a valid, in-force Texas automobile insurance policy, usually suffice.

 

Who is eVgo and how do I enroll in the Complete Charging Plan?

evgo-logo-126-60eVgo is a growing ecosystem of home electric vehicle charging docks and network charging stations conveniently located at major retailers, airports, multi-family communities and employers across eVgo cities. Two of eVgo’s programs, Ready for EV (REV) Multi-Family and REV Workplace, offer charging stations dedicated to each individual EV driver at partner locations. This will provide a reliable solution for people who do not live in single family homes or have an extensive commute that makes workplace charging desirable.


eVgo, an official partner of Green Mountain Energy Company, offers Green Mountain customers an integrated, 100% emissions-free Complete Charging Plan at home and away.  The Complete Charging Plan combines Pollution Free EV with a home charging dock and related equipment, and access to a networked charging infrastructure.

 

To enroll in the Complete Charging Plan, contact eVgo directly at 1-877-455-3833.  When enrolling in the plan, be sure to notify eVgo that you are a Green Mountain customer.  eVgo will handle the rest.

 

To learn more about eVgo and the Complete Charging Plan, visit their website.


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Can existing Green Mountain customers on a contract switch to Pollution Free EV?

Yes, existing Green Mountain customers who drive an electric vehicle that are already on a contract can switch to Pollution Free EV.  You will not be charged a cancellation fee.  However, enrolling on the new product represents a new commitment that will last for 12 months after the switch date.

 

Do I need to be enrolled in the Complete Charging Plan or be customer of eVgo to sign-up for Pollution Free EV?

No, Pollution Free EV is available to all Green Mountain customers who drive a qualified plug-in electric vehicle or share a household with an electric vehicle driver.

 

What are the benefits of driving an electric vehicle?

After electricity generation, transportation is the second-leading source of fossil fuel combustion-related CO2 emissions.1 Automobiles and light trucks alone represent an estimated 10% of such CO2 emissions worldwide, with automobiles in the U.S. alone representing almost half of that global emissions estimate.2 Beyond CO2, internal combustion-engine vehicles emit numerous other pollutants including: carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, hydrocarbons and other dangerous particulates – all of which pose a threat to our environment.

 

Electric vehicles (EV) have zero tailpipe emissions and are much better for the environment than conventional, internal-combustion automobiles.  A pure electric vehicle charged with electricity generated from the standard grid mix (national average of fossil, nuclear, and renewable sources) results in 28% less overall CO2 emissions than a combustion-powered car.3

 

Beyond their environmental benefits, electric vehicles offer a number of other advantages including strengthening the country’s energy security4 and decreased fuel costs (electric vehicles are over 50% cheaper to fuel than a gasoline-powered car).3

 

Check out the links below to learn more about the benefits of electric vehicles.

 

More on the benefits of electric vehicles:

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Fund

Alternative and Advanced Fuels Data Center

Idaho National Laboratory

 

More on the costs of electric vehicle ownership:

Alternative Fuels and Data Center

Department of Energy

 

What is an Electric Vehicle (EV) and what are the different types of EVs?

An electric vehicle is any motorized vehicle - from a golf cart to a large bus or commercial truck - that uses electricity for propulsion as an alternative to fossil fuels (gasoline, diesel, or natural gas).

 

  • Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are the most common.  These are powered by a combination of gasoline and battery.  Examples include the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight.
  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) run on battery power and are fueled by plugging in the vehicle to the electricity grid.  However, the vehicles still have a gas tank used for back-up power and to enable the car to go longer distances between charges.  A popular example is the Chevrolet Volt, but other PHEVs already are or soon will be available, including the Toyota Prius Plug-In and the Honda Insight Plug-In.
  • Battery-only electric vehicles (BEVs) are powered entirely by batteries and can only be fueled by plugging the vehicle into the electricity grid.  An example is the Nissan Leaf.

 

Electric vehicles are a small but growing segment of the automobile market, and new models continue to be introduced each year.

 

Click here to access a list of currently available hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles.  Or visit a manufacturer’s website:

Toyota Prius

Honda Insight

Chevrolet Volt

Nissan Leaf

Plug-in America

 

What is the difference between zero tailpipe emissions and zero overall emissions?

Zero tailpipe emissions means that no pollutants or gases are emitted from a vehicle while it is in operation.  Electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions while they are running off of energy stored in the battery.   Zero overall emissions measures the total pollutants emitted to generate the electricity used to charge the vehicle.  For example, an electric vehicle charged with electricity generated by burning coal has zero tailpipe emissions but it is not a zero overall emissions vehicle.

 

In order to be a zero overall emissions vehicle, the electricity used to charge the vehicle must be from a clean, emissions-free energy source, such as wind.  Electric vehicles charged with Green Mountain’s Pollution Free EV electricity plan are entirely emissions-free.

 

How do I charge an electric vehicle?

Charging an electric vehicle is simple and straightforward.  A majority of electric vehicle owners are expected to charge their cars primarily at home every night using one of the following charging options:

 

  • Level 1 in-home chargers simply plug into a standard 110V outlet (a three-prong adapter may be required).  Although this is the easiest and lowest cost method charge at home, Level 1 chargers take longer to charge your vehicle.
  • Level 2 in-home chargers plug into a 220V outlet (the same type of outlet that your clothes dryer uses).  Although Level 2 chargers reduce the charging time, they typically cost more than Level 1 chargers.

 

The development of a public charging infrastructure is underway.  This will enable electric vehicle owners to charge their vehicles around town using DC fast chargers.  DC chargers provide a substantial charge in a matter of minutes (similar to gas stations). For example, the Nissan LEAF can get a 30 mile boost in about 10 minutes.

 

Some companies, such as Green Mountain’s partner eVgo, are offering solutions comprising home electric vehicle charging docks and publicly-available network charging stations bundled together and available as a multi-year, fixed-rate charging plan.

 

Learn more about charging an electric vehicle here:

eVgo

Ecotality

Coulomb

 


 
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