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Charging Station Equipment & Installation
Getting Equipped & Installed
Whether you’re the proprietor of a small eatery, the office manager of a large corporation, or a property manager, we’re here to help if you’re considering incorporating electric vehicle charging into your business. Read on for the basics about charging equipment, installation, and charging levels.
Charging: Levels & Times
|AC Supply Voltage||Time to Full Charge from Full Discharge||Cost Per Charge Station|
|Battery Electric Vehicle||Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle|
|Level I Charging||120 volts||9 to 20 hours||3 to 7 hours||$0 to $1000|
|Level II Charging||240 volts||4 to 8 hours||1 to 3 hours||$500 to $6,000|
|DC Fast Charging||480 volts||5 to 20 minutes
80% full charge
|10 to 30 minutes
80% full charge
|$15,000 to $60,000|
The Installation Process
Picking Out Equipment
1 This comparison chart for charging units is provided for your general information and is not intended as a recommendation, endorsement or guarantee of any particular charging level, charging unit type or charging unit cost. Charging times presented may vary according to make and model of the vehicle being charged, charging settings and battery state-of-charge. Charging unit costs are estimates based on publicly available information and do not include cost of installation, electrical work or additional equipment and/or services. Estimates valid as of: September 2012.
Businesses interested in setting up EV-charging services need to understand the legal, regulatory and other requirements that may be involved. SCE cannot advise customers on pricing or other aspects of a business involving the sale of electric vehicle-charging services, but we can provide assistance to our customers on service upgrades, metering and rates associated with EV charging.
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Are you installing charging stations for customers, employees, multi-family housing residents or fleet vehicles? We offer tools and resources to help you start planning today.
Learn about the differences between plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles, so that you can make more informed charging station installation decisions.
You can select from different charging, or power levels for electric car fueling. Turn to us for more details and assistance in providing information on safe and reliable charging.
Learn how different factors can affect where you install charging stations, and why future expansion plans might make it more cost-effective to invest in additional infrastructure today.
We offer special rate plans with lower costs when you charge induring off-peak hours. Contact us today for more information and a customized rate analysis for your business.
Are you ready to install charging stations at a multi-unit site residence? We can help answer your questions about different charging options and rates that meet the needs of your residents.
If you'd like to offer electric car charging to your customers, find out how to maximize convenience, streamline installation and manage your costs.
If you're interested in providing your employees electric car charging access at work, contact us to discuss the best way to meet your specific needs.
Are you thinking of adding electric vehicles to your fleet? We can help by providing a Fleet Conversion Analysis, plus all the tools and resources information you need to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient charging.
Count on your SCE Account Representative to help ensure that you safely and reliably add electric vehicle charging load, while also managing costs.
What You Need to Know
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More electric cars means more retailers, office buildings, condos and others are installing charging stations for employee, customer or tenant use.
For over two decades, SCE has been a leading supporter in advancing the safe and efficient use of emerging electric transportation technologies.
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