All About EV Charging
We’ve put together a fun, 90-second video all about EV charging. Whether you’re at home or on the road, charging is easier than ever! We have resources to help you find the charging system for your home, and we’re expanding our public charging station network so you can charge at more locations throughout Southern California.
Charging at Home
Level 1 Charging
All plug-in EVs are outfitted for Level 1 charging, so you can plug directly into a standard household 120-volt outlet. While charging takes longer at this level (about five miles of range per hour of charging) it’s typically enough for many daily drive patterns.
Level 2 Charging
Level 2 charging is faster than Level 1 but requires a professionally-installed charging station with a 240-volt outlet. Charging at this level can yield 12-80 miles of range per hour. Learn more at cars.sce.com.
DC Fast-Charging is available at many public charging stations. It’s the fastest level commonly used, with up to 40 miles of range for every 10 minutes of charging. Due to the high cost of these stations, they’re not suitable for home installation.
Learn about the variety of charging station equipment available, including Level 1 and Level 2 chargers.
Working with Your Electrician
Home Charging Installation
Make sure your home is EV ready. You’ll need a licensed electrician to install a Level 2 charging station. Even if you plan to use a Level 1 charging cord, it’s a good idea to have a certified electrician inspect your home’s electrical wiring before your first charge.
Make Sure Your Home Is EV-Ready
You’ll need a licensed electrician to install a Level 2 charging station. Even if you plan to use a Level 1 charging cord, it’s a good idea to have a certified electrician inspect your home’s electrical wiring before your first charge.
Things to Discuss
- The type of EV you have
- Where you’ll park your EV
- The type and speed of charger you want
- The length of your charging cord
What Are the Costs?
- Level 2 charging stations start around $400
- Installations often run $400-$1,500 (plus the cost of electrical panel upgrades if required)
When To Charge
We offer plans with lower rates during certain times of the day? Check out your options and discover how to get the most value when you charge your EV.
Find a Public Charging Station
Find a public charging station, whether you’re running errands or taking a road trip. Our charging station locator tool can help you find one near you. SCE is committed to making public charging easier for everyone with our programs dedicated to expanding access to public charging over the next several years.