By the middle of 2011, NRG Energy will expand the flat rate plan to the Dallas area. The goal of the flat rate program is simple: offer EV owners a simple, convenient method to charge their vehicles with easily trackable expenses. According to NRG Energy, the flat rate fee will undercut the amount of money that a typical driver spends each month fueling a gasoline-powered car. For those who don't rack up the miles, the $60 to $80 fee could actually be substantially higher than monthly gasoline expenditures, but high-mileage drivers are sure to be pleased at the potential for significant savings. The flat rate plan will probably require some tweaking, but it could certainly simplify the entire charging process.
[Source: Dallas News]