31 Jul '13, 7pm

Texas Energy Provider Gives Free Power at Night to Electric Car Owners

Texas Energy Provider Gives Free Power at Night to Electric Car Owners

TXU's Free Nights plan allows some plug-in owners to drive almost entirely for free. A Dallas-based energy provider, TXU Energy, is giving away power to electric car drivers. In its Free Nights promotion program, quietly started last year, EV owners receive all their electricity absolutely free, if plugged in between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am. That’s right, folks: free fuel for an electric car. Under the program, TXU Energy gives consumers the option to sign up for a cost structure similar to many early cell phone plans: households pay more for daytime power than they would under some other plans offered by TXU and its competitors, but charging after 10 pm means free electrons. Wind energy is the key. The state of Texas has more than twice the wind energy generation capacity of any other state. But at night, a time when consumers in Texas consume just 25 percent of their...

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