Electric Vehicle Rates & Charging Options
You’re in Charge
Ready to take charge of “fueling” at home? You have options to help you manage the costs of keeping your electric vehicle charged from special rates to installation and equipment that best fit your lifestyle and help you save.
Start by reviewing the information available on our electric vehicles (EV) web site. When you’re ready to buy or lease or if you already have an EV, be sure to call us at 1-800-4EV-INFO to talk to one of our SCE Home Fuel AdvisorsSM who will help you choose a rate plan that best meets your needs.
The Rate Stuff
You may want to opt for one of our special rate plans which offer reduced rates when you charge your EV during non-peak hours. The first, our Residential Time-of-Use Plan, uses your existing meter to measure the electricity usage of both your home and electric vehicle. The second option, our Electric Vehicle Plan, requires a separate meter for charging your EV, while your household usage remains on its own meter and its current rate plan.
Plug In to Savings
To maximize the benefits of off-peak charging, make sure to charge after 10 p.m. if you’ve selected the Residential Time-of-Use Plan. You can also increase your savings by shifting a few more tasks like clothes and dish washing or pool pump operation to non-peak hours.
Most electric vehicles allow you to program your start and stop charging times, or even “charge completion” time, to help you take advantage of lower costs for charging your EV at night. And make sure to check out other tools offered by SCE to help you manage your electric vehicle charging costs and lower your electric bills: My Account, Budget Assistant, and Home Energy Advisor.