Electric Transportation in Southern California

Southern California Edison is developing four pilot projects to further the adoption of electric transportation. 

How we're helping to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles

2018 Electric Transportation Pilot Projects

Consistent with SCE's longstanding role in supporting electric transportation, the four pilot projects should provide a roadmap for further transportation electrification in the state and reduce air pollution now — especially in areas near the ports and along transportation corridors.

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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.

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

Building on Charge Ready

The proposed projects complement SCE’s Charge Ready pilot program, which focuses on installation of EV charging stations in parking lots where passenger vehicles are parked for extended periods of time.

The Charge Ready model, which involves SCE installing all of the electrical infrastructure on a customer’s site to support charging stations and providing a rebate toward the purchase of those charging stations, would be applied to new vehicle segments, including plug-in trucks, electric buses, cargo-handling port equipment and forklifts.

Charge Ready pilot program