Why We're Adding New EV Charging Stations in California

Our utility, Southern California Edison, is implementing a pilot project to support installation of hundreds of electric vehicle charging stations within its service territory. The Charge Ready program will help move California closer to its objective of putting 4 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030, which will in turn support the state’s goal to reduce greenhouse gases and meet deadlines for federal clean air standards.

The Charge Ready program will help move California closer to its objective of putting 4 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030.


Details of Our Charge Ready Pilot

The $22-million Charge Ready program is installing electric vehicle charging stations in locations where people park their cars for extended periods of time. For example, at workplaces, campuses, recreational areas and apartment and condominium complexes. 

The Charge Ready program is a partnership in which our utility installs and maintains the supporting electrical infrastructure, the cost of which is covered by the program, while participants own, operate and maintain qualified charging stations.

As an incentive to participate in the program, our utility provides rebates to cover some or all of the cost of the charging stations and their installation, depending on location and type of establishment. 

At the conclusion of the pilot, we will seek authority from the CPUC to expand the program to bring thousands more charging stations into our service area.

Up to 10 percent of the qualified charging stations are being located in communities that suffer most from the impacts of air pollution. The program also provides funding for education and outreach to develop awareness about the benefits of electric vehicles and charging from the power grid.

More about the Charge Ready program on.sce.com/chargeready

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