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's Pathway 2045 highlights the need for 26 million passenger vehicles, 900,000 medium-duty and 170,000 heavy-duty vehicles on California's roads and in its freight yards by 2045.

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

Cleaning Transportation

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

In California, the transportation sector accounts for 41% of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change and more than 80% 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.

This graphic shows the breakdown of greenhouse gas emission sources in California. Transportation is the biggest sourceof air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in California. Here's the breakdown: 41% Transportation; 24% Industrial; 15% Electric Power; 13% Residential & Commercial; 8% Agriculture

Just the Start

To support California's goal to reduce greenhouse gases and meet its carbon neutrality goals by 2045, 76% of cars will have to be electric.

SCE's vision to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution to meet California’s goals by 2045 include electrifying 76% of cars and light trucks (26M total) + 67% of medium-duty trucks/vans (900K total) + 38% of heavy-duty trucks/buses (170K total). That would remove 144 million metric tons of GHG in California by 2045

Facts at a Glance

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EV Gas Equivalent

< $2.00


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EV Models Available


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Charge Points in CA


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EVs in California


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SCE's vision for EVs in CA


BY 2045

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


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