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Offering electric vehicle (EV) charging stations can drive up customer satisfaction. We’re here to help you discover the ins and outs of installing and operating charging equipment at your business.
After you’ve reviewed the information on this site, please contact your Account Manager or call 1-800-990-7788 if you want to discuss Transportation Electrification (TE) for your business.
In today’s competitive parking environment, drivers expect a modern, convenient experience. Investing in EV charging can make your business more appealing to new and repeat customers and visitors. Installing charging stations may give you an edge over your competition, while improving customer satisfaction. And because EVs cut carbon emissions by 70%, you’ll strengthen your reputation as a green leader by helping to reduce smog and greenhouse gasses. As another benefit to your bottom line, your organization may qualify to save on charging equipment through federal and state incentives.
An important step in understanding how charging works is to get familiar with the different types of EVs available. Take a moment to learn more, so you can provide a parking experience that can keep customers satisfied.
A Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) has both an electric motor connected to a battery and an internal combustion engine. To charge its battery, visitors can plug it into a standard electrical outlet or a charging station. PHEVs use the energy stored in the battery to run, but they can travel many more miles on gas, with a much higher fuel efficiency than most conventional vehicles.
A Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) is 100% powered by electricity. With no reliance on gasoline, emit no pollutants and drivers never need to pull into a gas station. BEVs typically have a driving range between 80 and 250 miles, which makes them ideal for short trips and most daily commutes.
We offer several services to help you adopt and make the most of transportation electrification. TE Advisory Services is your comprehensive resource for the information and support your business needs throughout its transition to EVs—and down the road.
Your retail location or garage can provide any of three charging levels, or voltages, to EV drivers. The higher the voltage, the faster the charge—and often the greater the investment. See below for more information on the available charging levels.
Get details about the deployment process for charging stations, including our role in ensuring a safe and reliable connection to the grid.
Our Charge Port Estimator can help you determine the number of charging stations to deploy at your business.
We provide helpful tools, incentive information, and rate options to help you navigate your business down the right path to deploy and manage EV charging.
Looking to better manage EV deployment costs? Find out about available federal, state, and local funding opportunities or incentives that help support EV charging deployment. Check out these sites for more information:
U.S. Department of Energy’s Database of Federal & State Alternative Fuel Incentives
California’s DriveClean Incentive Finder
Drive: California’s Alternative & Renewable Fuel & Vehicle Technology Program Funding Opportunities
EV technology can actually serve the grid and help lower operating costs for facility and vehicle owners. Take a moment to explore the opportunities to manage EV charging and reap the benefits of vehicle-grid integration.
You have the option of adding your new EV charging to your existing SCE meter and service, or taking advantage of one of the three non-residential, separately-metered rate options. These rates may help lower your bill, particularly if most of the charging takes place off-peak.
The separately metered rates below are designed for electric vehicle charging at non-residential premises served under a General Service rate schedule. If you are interested in one of these rates, be sure to let your installer know you’ll require a second meter when you request a quote.
Rate Option 1: TOU-EV-7
TOU-EV-7 is available to customers with charging demands of 20 kilowatts (kW) or less.
Rate Option 2: TOU-EV-8
TOU-EV-8 is available to customers with charging demands above 20 and up to 500 kW.
Rate Option 3: TOU-EV-9
TOU-EV-9 is available to customers with charging demands exceeding 500 kW.
Please contact your Account Manager or call 1-800-990-7788 to discuss your best rate option.