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Charging Your Electric Vehicle

Charge Forward with the Facts You Need

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The Electric Vehicle Assessment Tool is your guide to making the right decisions about purchasing and charging your electric vehicle (EV). If you’re a potential car buyer, it’s also a good way to get a gauge on whether an EV makes sense for you.

To get the information you’re looking for, you’ll just need to answer a few questions.

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Your Needs

Okay, you’re on the road to the information you’re looking for. First, let us know why you’re here.

I am:

Interested in buying a new vehicle

 

An EV owner

 

Looking for details about EV charging and charging station installation

 

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Type of Owner

Great, you own an EV! Let’s narrow it down a bit more so we can steer you in the right direction.

I use my EV for:

Personal use

 

Business use

 

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Personal Use

As an EV driver, you have choices when it comes to your energy rate plan and how you charge.

I’d like to learn more about:

Rates

 

Charging

 

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Rate Information

It looks like you may be trying to find the most cost-effective rate. Check out details on the residential rates available to you or try our EV Rate Assistant tool to see how much your monthly bill will be if you switched to a different rate plan.

Charging Location

We have some useful resources to help you learn the best way to charge your EV. Just let us know whether you’re interested in finding out about charging your EV at home or on the go.

Take me to information about charging:

At a single-family home

 

At a multi-family residence

 

At work

 

On the road

 

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Home Charging

As you know, one of the conveniences of owning an EV is fueling at home. Take a look at your charging options.

Charging on the Road

When you’re on the road, it helps to know where you can charge up. View the interactive map of charging stations across the U.S. to see places to plug in around you.

Charging at Work

For EV drivers who would like to charge their cars at work, we have established the Charge Ready Program. Through the program, we install charging stations at qualified locations where vehicles typically park for four hours or more. If you’d like to charge at work, let your employer know about this program.

Charging at a Multi-Family Residence

For EV drivers who would like to charge their cars at their multi-family residence, we have established the Charge Ready Program. Through the program, we install charging stations at qualified locations where vehicles typically park for four hours or more. If you’d like to charge at your multi-family residence, let your landlord or property manager know about this program.

Business Use

As a business owner or manager in charge of your company’s EVs, you have choices when it comes to your energy rate plan and how you manage your fleet.

I’d like to learn more about:

Rates

 

Fleets

 

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EV Rates for Business

It looks like you may be trying to find the best rate for your organization. Check out details on the rates available to your business for EVs.

EV Fleets

Whether your business has a fleet of five EVs or 50, we’re here to help you take control of your energy costs and keep your team moving right along, safely and efficiently.

Buying an EV

We know looking for a new vehicle can be exciting—but also overwhelming. First, tell us if you’re shopping for yourself or your business and we’ll direct you to resources that will help you determine if an EV will meet your needs.

I want to buy an EV for:

Myself or my family

 

My business

 

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Buying for Yourself

As your energy advisor, we want to give you the facts you need to make a smart evaluation when deciding whether an EV is right for you. Take a moment to learn the basics with our interactive EV and You tool, go over the questions you should ask, and read up on the benefits of owning an EV.

Buying for Business

Adding EVs to your business is an important decision. That’s why, as your energy advisor, we’re equipping you with the facts you need to make a smart evaluation. Our overview will give you access to a range of useful topics as well as a full suite of tools and resources to guide you.

Charging and Installation

Whether you already own an EV or are thinking about buying one, it’s a good idea to get informed about the charging and installation requirements. Select your needs and we’ll take you to specific details.

I want to know about charging and installation for:

Personal use

 

Business needs

 

On the road

 

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Property Type

Plugging in to fuel up at a single-family detached home is a bit different than at a multi-family residence (for example an apartment complex or townhome). Let us know the type of property at which you or your residents will be charging.

I need information specific to charging and installation:

At a single-family home where I reside

 

At a multi-family residence where I reside

 

At a multi-family residence that I own

 

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Charging at Home

Whether your own or rent a single family home, you have options to help you manage the costs of charging at your residence. We’ll help you get up and running with installation of equipment and charging.

Charging for Multi-Family Residence

Living in a multi-family residence, you may have the option to add Level 1 (120 volt) or Level 2 (240 volt) EV charging stations to your assigned parking space by installing a dedicated circuit and EV meter. Check if you need approval from your property manager or HOA representative to install EV charging infrastructure. Also, contact a licensed electrician to assist you in planning and installation.

Charging for Your Multi-Unit Rental Property

As owner or manager of a multi-family residence, you can make your building more appealing by offering charging stations for current and potential renters. Through the Charge Ready Program, we install charging stations at qualified locations where vehicles typically park for four hours or more. There are a few steps you’ll need to take to see if your property is eligible.

Business Needs

Your particular business type will determine the best way to manage installation and charging. Please give us an idea of your specific needs.

I need information about charging and installation for my:

Business

 

Fleet

 

Multi-unit rental property

 

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Charging at Your Business

In support of California’s zero-emission policies, we have established the Charge Ready Program, which may be a viable charging solution for your business. Through the program, we install infrastructure to serve qualified EV charging stations at certain locations where vehicles typically park for four hours or more.

Charging for Your Fleet

To get plugged into the facts on charging and installation for EVs at your business, check out our dedicated page for fleets. We also have established the Charge Ready Program, which may help you deploy charging for your fleet. Through the program, we install infrastructure to serve qualified EV charging stations at certain locations where vehicles typically park for four hours or more.

Charging for Your Multi-Unit Rental Property

In support of California’s zero-emission policies, we have established the Charge Ready Program, which may be a viable charging solution for your rental property. Through the program, we install infrastructure to serve qualified EV charging stations at certain locations where vehicles typically park for four hours or more.

Charging on the Road

When you’re on the road, it helps to know where you can charge up. View the interactive map of charging stations across the U.S. to see places to plug in around you.

 

On the Road to Big Benefits

From fuel savings to fewer emissions, there are so many great reasons to go electric. Check out the positive impact EVs have on the environment, plus discover incentives that can make EV ownership more affordable.

This Way to the Right Rate

As an EV driver, you can choose from a few different rate options. Need help deciding which one is the best for you? Try our EV Rate Assistant tool and read up on the specifics of the rates we offer.

Take Charge of EV Fueling

See how to charge your EV at home and locate charging stations where you can plug in on the go. You’ll also find details on different charging levels and charging times.

Pick Up More Helpful Information

Do you know the difference between a plug-in hybrid and a battery electric vehicle? We’ve got you covered with Tools & Resources that explain it all—and even help you know what questions to ask.

EV for Business

Find out how to get your business rolling with EV charging and the benefits of converting to an EV fleet.

Charge Ready Program

We’re working closely with organizations to make it easier for you to charge EVs across the region by installing EV charging stations at qualified sites. If you’re interested in adding EV charging stations to your property or you’d like your employer to offer charging stations at your work, learn about the Charge Ready Program.

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