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Innovation in Electric Transportation
"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
FACTS AT A GLANCE
COST/GALLON EQUIV (OFF-PEAK)
REDUCTION IN GREENHOUSE GASES
SHARE OF ELECTRICITY IMPORTED
CALIFORNIANS GO ELECTRIC
evs in 2017
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.
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 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.
Supporting Customer Choice in Electric Vehicles
As of 2017, there were 87,000 EVs in the 50,000 square mile 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.
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.
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. Please review our instructions, then complete a request form and submit it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.