Innovation in Electric Transportation

To meet California's goal to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, the state will have to significantly increase the electrification of cars, buses, medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks and industrial vehicles and equipment.

Southern California Edison recommends a Clean Power and Electrification Pathway that puts more than 7 million electric vehicles and more than 200,000 electric trucks and buses on California's roads and in its freight yards by the year 2030.

SCE's Charge Ready programs address early steps to increase electric vehicle adoption.  

OUR PROGRAMS


Cleaning Transportation

Electrifying cars, trucks and freight equipment will improve air quality and address climate change. 

In California, the transportation sector accounts for 45 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change and more than 80 percent of its air pollution.

In Los Angeles County, medium-duty, heavy-duty and non-road vehicles, such as cranes and tractors, contribute substantially to these emissions.

Transportation and related sources (such as refineries) are the biggest source of air pollution and greenhouse gases in California. The breakdown of GHG in California is: Transportation: 39%, Refinery: 6%, Electric Power: 19%, Industrial 17%, Agriculture 8%, Residential & Commercial 11%

Just the Start

To support California's goal to reduce greenhouse gases to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and to reduce air pollution by 2032, the state will have to significantly increase transportation electrification.

SCE's vision to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution to meet California’s goals by 2030 includes electrifying 24% of cars and light trucks (7M total) + 15% of medium-duty trucks/vans (180K total) + 6% of heavy-duty trucks/buses (22K total). That would remove 17,000 tons of NOx and 58 million metric tons of GHG in California by 2030

SCE Fleet Electrification

We currently have more than 600 electric or electrified vehicles in our fleet ranging from hybrid-electric cars to non-electric trucks that use lithium-ion batteries to power their lifts, air conditioning, lights and two-way radios while the engine is turned off. 

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EV Test Center

SCE's Electric Vehicle Testing Center in Pomona is where our engineers investigate solutions for EV stakeholders including automakers, battery manufacturers, government agencies, and business and residential customers.
 

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FACTS AT A GLANCE

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EV GAS EQUIVALENT

$1.13

gallon

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EV MODELS AVAILABLE

40+

models

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CHARGE POINTS in CALIFORNIA

15,600

as of 2017

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EVS in CALIFORNIA

387k

in 2017

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SCE'S EV FUTURE VISION

7M

BY 2030

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REDUCTION IN GHG

70

percent



"Mile for mile, electric vehicles fueled in California emit 70% fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline vehicles. They reduce emissions that lead to smog to essentially zero."

— California Air Resources Board

 


Looking for a Letter of Support or Commitment?

Our utility, Southern California Edison, collaborates with many organizations to support innovation in the areas of renewable sources of energy, grid optimization, and energy storage. If you are working on a project of this nature and need a letter of support or commitment for a California Energy Commission EPIC proposal, DOE or other funding source proposal, we may be able to help.

Submit a request form at www.sceideas.com