Innovation in Electric Transportation

"Mile for mile, electric vehicles fueled in California emit 69% fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline vehicle. They reduce emissions that lead to smog to essentially zero."

-- California Air Resources Board

 

FACTS AT A GLANCE

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COST, PER GALLON EQUIVALENT

1

dollar

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REDUCTION IN GREENHOUSE GASES

69

percent

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SHARE OF ELECTRICITY IMPORTED

0

percent

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CALIFORNIANS GO ELECTRIC

20,000

drivers 2013


Decades at the Forefront

At Edison International, we’ve been at the forefront of electric transportation technology advances for many years. Today, we support customers who choose plug-in electric vehicles, and we partner with automakers, the United States Department of Energy, and others to demonstrate and advance clean electric transportation.

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Advancing New EV Tech Center

Our Electric Vehicle Tech Center is unique in the electricity industry. It’s where we -- in collaboration with automakers, battery producers, charging equipment manufacturers, the U.S. Department of Energy and others -- help evaluate electric transportation technologies, from plug-in hybrids to fast chargers.

Continuing more than 20 years of industry leading work in the evaluation and demonstration of new technologies and solutions, we are n now working with the United States Department of Defense (DoD) on a pilot to test whether vehicle batteries can be used to store renewable power, and partnering with the Electric Power Research Institute to make heavy-duty trucks cleaner.

Our pilot with the DoD

Reducing emissions in heavy-duty trucks

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Supporting Customer Choice in Electric Vehicles

As of 2013, there were 20,000 EV drivers in the 50,000 square foot territory served by our utility, Southern California Edison (SCE). They can benefit from very attractive cost-based electricity rates for customers by charging their vehicles at night during off-peak hours when costs are lower. SCE is working closely with auto makers, car dealerships, electric contractors and local cities to help streamline the process of charger installation. For utility customers who are ready to buy an electric car, SCE offers comprehensive information on home fueling choices and rate options, and specially trained “Home Fuel Advisors” at 1-800-FOREVINFO.

Guiding utility customers for home charging

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Public Buses Go Electric

Proterra’s zero-emission commercial vehicles help transit agencies provide environmentally friendly public transportation. Now in use in many U.S. cities, these clean, quiet running, rider and neighborhood-friendly electric vehicles offer fast charging en-route and meet government regulations and local mandates. Our subsidiary Edison Energy is a minority investor in this industry-leading innovator.

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