Get a Charge Out of Your Electric Vehicle
Charge at Night to Lower Your Costs
Plug In Off Peak
Electric vehicles are great for the environment and can help reduce your fuel costs, plus you can see additional savings if you charge your electric vehicle during off-peak hours.
If you have an electric vehicle, you have 3 options. You can choose one of 2 electric vehicle rate plans with lower costs for charging at night, or you can opt to stay on your current Residential Rate Plan. See the charts below for rates.
When you call us at 1-800-4EV-INFO, your SCE Home Fuel AdvisorSM can provide you an EV Power PlanSM—a customized rate analysis that estimates your future electric vehicle charging usage and combines it with your current home electricity usage. An EV Power Plan can help you decide what rate plan will work best for you.
You can charge an electric vehicle on your current Residential Plan (Schedule D) or any applicable residential rate plan. The standard residential rate plan has five tiers. As more electricity is used within any billing period, the cost per kilowatt hour increases. It can be the best option for households whose electricity usage is high between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. See the full Residential Plan details and find out more about other residential rate plans for which you may qualify, and view the chart below for more information on rate.
|Tier 1 Rate||Tier 2 Rate||Tier 3 Rate||Tier 4 Rate|
|13 ¢ /kWh||16 ¢ / kWh||27 ¢ / kWh||31 ¢ / kWh|
- Notes About this Rate Plan
- Effective April 1, 2013.
*Tier cost are for demonstration only, not to be used for calculations
The Home & Electric Vehicle Plan uses a single meter to measure energy used by your entire home, including your electric vehicle. It offers “super low” rates from midnight to 6 a.m., low off-peak rates from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., and higher on-peak rates on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This rate plan is often selected by people who are able to shift both their household electricity consumption and their electric vehicle charging to off-peak, evening, and overnight hours.
This rate plan has 2 tiers. As with any tiered rate plan, the cost per kilowatt hour rises as more electricity is used within a billing period. With this rate plan, rates change seasonally too, rising in summer and dropping in winter. See the full Home & Electric Vehicle Plan details and view the chart below for more information on times and rates.
|Tier 1 Rate||Tier 2 Rate||Tier 1 Rate||Tier 2 Rate|
10 AM - 6 PM weekdays
|28 ¢ / kWh||47 ¢ / kWh||16 ¢ / kWh||35 ¢ / kWh|
All other times
|12 ¢ / kWh||31 ¢ / kWh||11 ¢ / kWh||30 ¢ / kWh|
Midnight to 6 AM every day
|9 ¢ / kWh||9 ¢ / kWh||10 ¢ / kWh||10 ¢ / kWh|
Notes About This Rate Plan:
- Home and electric vehicle energy are measured using a single meter.
- Tier 2 rates apply when your home and electric vehicle usage exceeds 130% of your region’s baseline allocation.
- Effective April 1, 2013.
On the Electric Vehicle rate plan, electricity used to charge your electric vehicle is billed through a separate meter at a different rate than electricity used by the rest of your home. Lower rates apply during off-peak hours of 9 p.m. to noon. Rates change seasonally, and are higher in summer.
We will install the second meter as long as your home’s electrical infrastructure can support it. If you are considering moving to this rate plan, you’ll want to speak to a qualified electrician to understand the costs involved. This rate plan is often selected for those who cannot shift the rest of their household load to off-peak hours but can charge their electric vehicle after 9 p.m. See the full Electric Vehicle Plan details and view the chart below for more information on times and rates.
Noon – 9 PM every day
|33 ¢ / kWh||23 ¢ / kWh|
9 PM – Noon every day
|11 ¢ / kWh||11 ¢ / kWh|
Notes About this Rate Plan
- Rates are for separately metered electric vehicle usage. Energy used for the home will be billed according to your existing home plan.
- Rates are effective April 1, 2013.