Electric Vehicles (EV)

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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. 

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EV Charging Station Submeter Billing


SCE customers will soon have the option to have their EV charging separately measured and billed under a Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan.

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Submeter Billing Option Information Sheet

Find information about SCE’s soon to be available EV charging submeter billing option. Learn More

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SCE Approved Submeter Equipment

Only SCE-approved submetering equipment can be used under the submeter billing option. The Approved submeter​ Product List (APL) provides a complete listing of approved metering equipment (embedded within or external to the EV charging equipment) that’s eligible for purchase and installation. Learn More

Submeter Meter Data Management Agent List

SCE Approved MDMAs​

Only SCE-approved Meter Data Management Agents (MDMA) can provide submeter data services to participating customers. This list will continue to expand as new MDMAs choose to enroll to provide submeter data services. Learn More

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Learn about the variety of charging station equipment available, including Level 1 and Level 2 chargers.

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Working with Your Electrician


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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.

 

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EV Charging

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

 

EV Charging Costs

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.

Explore Rates & Savings  

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


 

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Most Electric Vehicles (EVs) will charge at one of two charging levels at home.

 

*Charge time is influenced by electric miles driven, maximum charge rates, and battery capacity.

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There is a uniform “connector” standard for Level 1 and Level 2 charging. Most EVs currently on the market, or due to launch over the next several years, comply with this standard.

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Solar customers are eligible for the same rate options as all other EV customers. The electricity generated from a solar energy system could help offset EV charging costs, depending on the system’s efficiency, the weather, and other factors. 

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EV charging will increase your monthly bill, but you will likely cut your gasoline costs. The amount of your bill will depend on your electricity rate plan, your current monthly electrical use, how much you charge your EV, and the time of day you charge. Keep in mind, electricity rates are higher in summer than in winter. To manage your costs, choose a Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate that lowers charging costs during evening, night, and morning hours, and schedule your electricity use accordingly. 

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Installation costs will vary significantly, based on the type of installation you select (standard outlet or charging station), and any other equipment and electrical work required at your home. Charging station location and metering arrangements may also affect your initial costs. 

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Since apartment and condo parking is typically located in shared or common areas, check with your landlord or Home Owners Association (HOA) before you consider installing an EV charging station. SCE is also working directly with property managers across its territory to install thousands of charging stations at apartment complexes over the next several years.

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SCE customers will soon have the option to purchase and install a separate meter (submeter) embedded within, or external to their EV charging equipment. The submeter billing option, following approval by the CPUC, will enable customers to separately measure the energy consumption associated with EV charging equipment and receive a dedicated monthly bill. 

1) Click here to download our EV Charging – Submeter Billing Option Information Sheet EV Charging – Submeter Billing Option Information Sheet.

2) Partner with an approved Meter Data Management Agent. Only SCE-approved Meter Data Management Agents (MDMA) SCE-approved Meter Data Management Agents (MDMA)

3) Review the list of SCE approved submeter enabled equipment.  Only SCE-approved submetering equipment can be used under the submeter billing option. View our Submeter Approved Product List Approved Product List (APL). for a complete listing of approved metering equipment (embedded within or external to the EV charging equipment) that’s eligible for installation.  

Have any additional questions?  You can send an email to SCE's team at SCEsubmeteringAPL@sce.com.

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Save Costs When You Go Green


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