We're Electrifying Transportation Through Charge Ready

Through Charge Ready, our utility, Southern California Edison, installs, maintains and covers installation costs for charging infrastructure, while participants own, operate and maintain the charging stations. The program also provides rebates toward the purchase of charging stations.


Passenger Vehicles

SCE has been partnering with businesses, local governments and other organizations to help increase the availability of electric vehicle charging stations at locations where people park their cars for extended periods of time.

Read more about Charge Ready 2 for passenger vehicles


Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

SCE is helping to install charging at customer sites to support plug-in buses, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, forklifts and other non-road cargo handling equipment.

Learn more about the Charge Ready Transport program and how to apply


DC Fast Charging

Fast chargers can reduce charging times to as little as 30 minutes for a full charge. SCE helped to install fast charging stations at five publicly accessible sites and will be expanding to install an additional 200 fast chargers that will be accessible to all drivers.

Read more about fast-charging stations at 7-Eleven in Pomona

Read more about fast-charging stations in Garden Grove


Parks and Schools

As many as 250 new charging ports will be installed at 40 K-12 schools and another 130 ports at about two dozen parks or beach sites. The school charging stations will serve faculty, staff, student family and visitor cars. The state park and beach charging stations will be for fleets, employees and visitors.

Read more about Charge Ready for parks and schools


Transit Buses

Fossil-fuel powered buses are a significant source of air pollution in urban communities. Infrastructure to support electric bus charging at bus yards is being installed, focusing on transit systems in underserved communities that are disproportionately impacted by air pollution from buses.

Read more about Charge Ready for transit buses


Port Electrification

At the Port of Long Beach, SCE is installing infrastructure for the electrification of equipment used to move goods containers around the port. This equipment was previously powered by diesel engines, which are a significant source of air pollution.

Read more about Charge Ready port electrification efforts

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Rubber tire gantry cranes: Diesel-powered gantry cranes, which are used to move shipping containers, are now electrified. These machines have been identified as the second largest source of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions at the terminal.

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Yard tractors: SCE installed charging ports in freight yards to transition the tractors that move shipping containers around the port facility from diesel to zero emission electricity.


Charge Ready eMobility Infrastructure Programs

Charge Ready programs support the expansion of electric vehicle charging at homes, workplaces, schools and public places, as well as fleet and industrial vehicle charging.

Learn more

Charge Ready Final Report Summary

In April 2018, SCE filed a final report with the California Public Utilities Commission on the results and findings of the Charge Ready pilot program.

Read the report