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Benefits to Spark Your Retail or Parking 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.

Plug-In Hybrid

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.

Battery Electric Vehicle

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.

Transportation Electrification Advisory Services Overview

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.

Pull in for Charging and Installation Details

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.

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EV charging equipment is categorized by how fast the batteries are charged. Charging times depend on EV type, battery type, capacity, and the level of depletion. Based on these factors, it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 20 hours to complete a charge.

Level 1 Charging
1 hour of charging = 2–3 miles of range
Charge port: J1772

Level 1 charging occurs with a standard 120-volt AC outlet and the J1772 cord set usually sold with the vehicle, so no additional equipment is required. An 8-hour charge at Level 1 may accommodate an average daily commute.

Level 2 Charging
1 hour of charging = 7–20 miles of range
Charge port: J1772

Level 2 charging requires 240-volt or 208-volt electrical service and uses the same J1772 charge port as Level 1 equipment. All EVs sold commercially may charge at either Level 1 or Level 2.

DC Fast Charging
30 minutes of charging = 50–80 miles of range
Charge ports: J1772 combo, CHAdeMO, Tesla combo

DC fast charging enables you to charge at a much more rapid rate—typically 80% of the battery capacity in 30 minutes. Charge ports for DC fast charging are not available on all EVs and may vary by vehicle make and model.

If you would like more information about EV charging, please contact your Account Manager or call 1-800-990-7788.

Learn Your Way Around TE Infrastructure

Get details about the deployment process for charging stations, including our role in ensuring a safe and reliable connection to the grid.

Map Out a Plan with Our Charge Port Estimator

Our Charge Port Estimator can help you determine the number of charging stations to deploy at your business.

Drive Down Your Costs

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.

Rebates and Incentives Ahead

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

Vehicle-Grid Integration

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.

Get Rolling with a Rate that Works for You

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.

Rate Option 1: TOU-EV-3

This Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate, TOU-EV-3, is designed for smaller commercial premises and has two options. Option A features no Facilities-Related Demand (FRD) charges, while Option B will bill FRD charges based on the monthly maximum registered kW demand. The allowable EV load for this plan cannot exceed 20 kilowatts (kW). The TOU-EV-3 rate is a separately-metered rate, so be sure to let your installer know you’ll require a second meter when you request a quote. Get the details and review the chart below.

TOU-EV-3-A Rate Schedule
  Summer Winter
On-Peak
Noon to 6 p.m. weekdays except holidays
32 cents / kWh 14 cents / kWh
Mid-Peak
8 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays except holidays
15 cents / kWh 13 cents / kWh
Off-Peak
All other hours
11 cents / kWh 12 cents / kWh
Customer Charge 78 cents / day  

Notes About This Rate Plan

  • The summer season shall commence at 12 a.m. on June 1 and continue until 12 a.m. on October 1 of each year. The winter season shall commence at 12 a.m. on October 1 and continue until 12 a.m. on June 1.
  • Rates effective June 1, 2017.
TOU-EV-3-B Rate Schedule
  Summer Winter
On-Peak
Noon to 6 p.m. weekdays except holidays
27 cents / kWh 9 cents / kWh
Mid-Peak
8 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays except holidays
10 cents / kWh 8 cents / kWh
Off-Peak
All other hours
6 cents / kWh 7 cents / kWh
Customer Charge 78 cents / day  
Facilities Related Demand Charge $9.74 / kW / Month  

Notes About This Rate Plan

  • The summer season shall commence at 12 a.m. on June 1 and continue until 12 a.m. on October 1 of each year. The winter season shall commence at 12 a.m. on October 1 and continue until 12 a.m. on June 1.
  • Rates effective June 1, 2017.

Rate Option 2: TOU-EV-4

The TOU-EV-4 plan is designed for larger commercial premises with an EV over 20 kW and below 500 kW. This separately-metered rate is for EV charging at non-residential premises that may be served on a demand-metered General Service rate schedule. The TOU-EV-4 plan lets customers have a separate service extension, where necessary, and is subject to facility-related demand charges. Be sure to let your installer know you’ll require a second meter when you request a quote. Get the details and review the chart below.

TOU-EV-4 Rate Schedule
  Summer Winter
On-Peak
Noon to 6 p.m. weekdays except holidays
25 cents / kWh 8 cents / kWh
Mid-Peak
8 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays except holidays
9 cents / kWh 8 cents / kWh
Off-Peak
All other hours
6 cents / kWh 7 cents / kWh
Customer Charge $220.30 / month  
Facilities Related Demand Charge $15.48 / kW / Month  

Notes About This Rate Plan

  • The summer season shall commence at 12 a.m. on June 1 and continue until 12 a.m. on October 1 of each year. The winter season shall commence at 12 a.m. on October 1 and continue until 12 a.m. on June 1.
  • Rates effective June 1, 2017.

Rate Option 3: TOU-EV-6

The TOU-EV-6 plan is designed for our largest commercial premises with an EV load exceeding 500 kW. These TOU periods are later in the day in comparison to TOU-EV-3 and TOU-EV-4, in an effort to better align with changing grid conditions. The TOU-EV-6 plan lets customers have a separate service extension, where necessary, and is subject to facility-related demand charges. This plan requires metering your EV load separately. Get the details on the TOU periods and review the chart below.

TOU-EV-6 Rate Schedule
  Summer Winter
On-Peak
2 p.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays except holidays
41 cents / kWh 9 cents / kWh
Super Off-Peak
10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
9 cents / kWh 8 cents / kWh
Off-Peak
All other hours
7 cents / kWh 8 cents / kWh
Customer Charge $634.89 / Month  
Facilities Related Demand Charge $11.46 / kW / Month  

Notes About This Rate Plan

  • The summer season shall commence at 12 a.m. on June 1 and continue until 12 a.m. on October 1 of each year. The winter season shall commence at 12 a.m. on October 1 and continue until 12 a.m. on June 1.
  • Rates effective June 1, 2017 and based on secondary service voltage.

 

Please contact your Account Manager or call 1-800-990-7788 to discuss your best rate option.