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Charging your electric vehicle
There are three ways to charge electric vehicles (EV):
  • Level 1 – Uses a standard 120-volt outlet. Most plug-in electric vehicles will require 8 to 12 hours to fully charge.
  • Level 2 – Uses a 240-volt rated charging station. Charging time is typically 4 to 8 hours.
  • Level 3 – DC (direct current) quick charge uses a 480-volt connection. Charging time is 30 to 45 minutes. We recently announced plans to develop a DC fast-charging network across Iowa.
Charging equipment station costs vary depending on the configuration of your home or business' electrical circuits, local code requirements and the type of equipment installed.

The best time to charge a vehicle is at night or on weekends during off-peak hours, when electricity demand and costs are lowest. MidAmerican Energy does not offer special rates for vehicle charging; however, we do offer optional residential time-of-use rates which may provide savings to customers who have the ability to shift significant usage, including electric vehicle charging, to nights and weekends. Call 888-427-5632 for more information about optional rates. 
Before installing an electric vehicle charger
Contact MidAmerican Energy at 888-427-5632 prior to installing a charging station at your home or business. A representative will:
  • Meet with you and conduct an evaluation to determine if electric facilities need to be upgraded. If facility upgrades are needed, the property owner may be required to pay a portion of costs related to the upgrade.
  • Prepare a facility upgrade estimate, if necessary. If you approve the estimate, MidAmerican Energy will complete any necessary facility upgrades.
  • Notify you when it is safe to operate your new charging station.
For questions regarding offered rebates, please email: EVincentives@midamerican.com. For additional information about EVs or charging infrastructure, email: electricvehicles@midamerican.com.

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