One of the most significant benefits of driving an electric vehicle (EV) is the cost savings on fuel. On average, EV fuel costs are 50% of the costs of operating a vehicle that runs on gasoline. That’s like paying $1 for a gallon of gas when charging with an EV-friendly rate during Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak hours.
Driving an EV helps you reduce your carbon footprint by reducing your exhaust emissions. In fact, EVs cut carbon emissions by 70%, and they will continue to get even cleaner. EVs dramatically lower smog and greenhouse gasses—even factoring in the emissions from production, distribution, and the generation of electricity.
More Incentive to Go Electric
Through federal and state incentives, you may be able to save on your EV purchase, lease or installation of an optional home charging station to make driving an EV more affordable. Visit the California Air Resources Board’s DriveClean site to find incentives. Plus, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) qualify for the white California Clean Air Vehicle decal, which lets you use the carpool lane when driving alone. Then, of course, there’s the benefit of skipping all those trips to the gas station.
Go the Distance with Confidence
Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) carry more than enough of a charge for most trips around town. They’re also practical for people with average commutes. Especially when you take into account the fact that 68% of Americans drive less than 40 miles a day. For those with longer commutes or trips, PHEVs, which have both a conventional engine and an electric motor, always have the range you need to reach your destination and recharge.
A Trend That’s Here for the Long Haul
In Southern California, plugging in is really taking off. With more than 200,000 EVs, California has the largest concentration of EVs in the nation. That’s almost half of all EVs sold in the U.S. since 2010. Soon, you’ll be able to choose from more models in various classes for both battery electric vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles.
Great Rates Ahead
As an SCE customer and EV driver, you can benefit from special EV-friendly rates by charging during Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak hours. To find the right rate, simply use our customized EV Rate Assistant. Need more guidance or ready to switch your rate? Call 1-800-4EV-INFO to speak to a Home Fuel AdvisorSM who can help you choose the best rate plan for your lifestyle. If you stay on your current rate plan, you’ll need to fill out the EV Charging At Home Form so we can make sure your home’s utility infrastructure is safe for charging.