PLUG INTO EV REWARDS

Earn EV charging incentives from Xcel Energy

Join Optimize Your Charge for a simplified charging experience that automatically saves money and supports an efficient electric grid.

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Man charging EV at home

Get started

Enroll with a qualifying Tesla, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, or Toyota electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
STEP 1

Create your account

Sign up with WeaveGrid to create your personal EV profile and register for the Optimize Your Charge program.

Important: The Optimize Your Charge program requires a secondary application on Xcel Energy's website to complete your registration.  Please see Step 3 for further instructions.
STEP 2

Connect your car or charger

Sign in with your car or charger's app credentials to authorize WeavegGrid to connect with your vehicle and share charging data back to Xcel Energy.
STEP 3

Pick a charging schedule

After completing your WeaveGrid registration, go to https://my.xcelenergy.com/MyAccount/s/ev to pick an off-peak charging schedule that works best for you.

Once enrolled, you'll get access to exclusive program benefits including incentives, insights, and tools for smarter, cleaner charging.

Earn rewards for flexible charging!

Optimize Your Charge benefits

Savings
Annual Incentives
Earn $50 for plugging in during your selected charging window
Optimized charging
Energy Savings Opportunities
Maximize savings and reduce costs with optimized charging
Personalized dashboard
Personalized dashboard
Your hub for tracking home charging costs and energy usage
Clean energy
Cleaner Energy
Reduce grid stress and charge when renewable energy is present
Electric grid
Grid Impact
Smarter charging helps your energy grid become more resilient
Support
Access to EV driver advisors
Get helpful support to navigate the program

Program features

XCEL ENERGY OPTIMIZE YOUR CHARGE
COLORADO, MINNESOTA, NEW MEXICO
$50/year
Mobile device
Enroll with a qualifying Tesla, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, or Toyota electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
PERKS
$50 annual electric bill credit for filling up during your preferred charging window
Access to personalized charging cost and insights
Charge during your selected charging window to save on charging and support the grid during periods of high demand
Participation rules
  • Must be an electric customer of Xcel Energy and reside in Colorado, New Mexico, or Minnesota
  • Must enroll with a qualifying vehicle or charging station
  • Must charge at home with a Level 1 or Level 2 charger
  • Agree to charge on a pre-determined optimized schedule. Learn more about the Optimize Your Charge program
  • Small and medium-sized commercial businesses are supported in Minnesota
  • Residential charging is supported for customers in Minnesota, Colorado and New Mexico
  • Must charge during schedule at least 25% of the time to receive annual incentive
  • Incentive will be issued in October
  • Please contact Xcel Energy with any questions electricvehicles@xcelenergy.com

About WeaveGrid

Join the thousands of electric vehicle drivers and electricity customers across the U.S. who trust WeaveGrid as the software for optimized residential charging.
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Utility EV Programs
WeaveGrid seamlessly connects EV drivers to utility charging programs, so drivers can earn rewards, while enjoying fast, clean, low-cost charging.
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Dynamic Charging
Our integrated software determines the best time to charge your vehicle based on live signals, including real-time cost, grid stress, and renewable energy availability.
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Privacy & Security
Your safety and security is our top priority. Industry-best data encryption and privacy protection tools make WeaveGrid the trusted choice for EV drivers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which EVs and chargers are eligible for this program?

Enroll with a qualifying Tesla, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, or Toyota electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Optimize Your Charge supported makes and models

Why is Xcel Energy providing these EV charging programs to its customers?

Xcel Energy's EV programs offer EV customers a simplified charging experience and cost savings.

Your participation helps Xcel Energy gain a better understanding the impact of electric vehicle charging on the grid.

As an EV driver, you get the unique opportunity to earn free benefits, while getting access to insights that can help you understand your overall impact.

Xcel Energy's EV charging programs are risk-free and you can opt out at any time throughout your program experience.

Do I need to have a Level 2 charger to participate?

While Level 1 chargers are able to participate in Optimize Your Charge, it is recommended that you participate with a Level 2 charger to get the most out of the program benefits.

If you'd like to upgrade to a Level 2 charger, Xcel Energy has multiple offerings to help.

Get up to $500 to offset the cost of installing a charger with the EV Charger and Wiring Rebate. (Colorado and New Mexico only)

Or opt in to the EV Accelerate at Home program to rent a qualified L2 charger and have Xcel Energy take care of the installation and set up. (Residential customers in Colorado, Minnesota, and New Mexico only.)

How does the Optimize Your Charge program work?

You'll pick a charging schedule that works best for you, during times that are best for the grid. Charge during your pre-determined schedule at least 25% of the time and you'll receive a $50 credit on your Xcel Energy electricity bill.

Sticking to your optimized schedule as much as possible can help you save money while supporting grid resiliency.

Colorado and New Mexico Residential Optimized Charging Schedules

  • 9:00p.m. - 6:00a.m.
  • 12:30a.m. - 9:30a.m.
  • 6:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Minnesota Residential Optimized Charging Schedules

  • 11:00p.m. - 7:00a.m.
  • 10:00p.m. - 6:00a.m.

Minnesota Commercial Optimized Charging Schedules*

  • 9:00p.m. - 5:00a.m.
  • 1:00a.m. - 9:00a.m.

*Participation of commercial customers is only permitted in Minnesota for small and medium-sized businesses. Please contact Xcel Energy with any questions at electricvehicles@xcelenergy.com.

How does WeaveGrid collect and use data?

After creating a WeaveGrid account, you will be prompted to sign into your EV or charger account to establish a connection between your vehicle and WeaveGrid.

WeaveGrid then receives your vehicle or charger data in order to provide the program experience and benefits.

This EV data includes information such as how much EV charging has occurred, when EV charging occurs, and whether EV charging occurred at home or away from home.

More details on how your data is used within the program

How does WeaveGrid protect user data?

WeaveGrid is committed to securing users’ data. While we may share relevant EV data with your energy company in order to facilitate program participation, we do not share your EV or personal data with third parties.

We maintain stringent data security and privacy protection procedures to ensure no details about our users, or their charging and driving patterns, are misused or disclosed to unauthorized parties.

For more details, read our privacy policy.

Have other questions?

Visit our help center to learn more about Xcel Energy's Optimize Your Charge program.

Sign up today for exclusive EV benefits!