• Innovation in Electric Transportation

    To meet California's goal to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, the state will have to significantly increase the electrification of cars, buses, medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks and industrial vehicles and equipment.

    Southern California Edison recommends a Clean Power and Electrification Pathway that puts more than 7 million electric vehicles and more than 200,000 electric trucks and buses on California's roads and in its freight yards by the year 2030.

    SCE's Charge Ready programs address early steps to increase electric vehicle adoption.  

    Cleaning Transportation

    Electrifying cars, trucks and freight equipment will improve air quality and address climate change. 

    In California, the transportation sector accounts for 45 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change and more than 80 percent of its air pollution.

    In Los Angeles County, medium-duty, heavy-duty and non-road vehicles, such as cranes and tractors, contribute substantially to these emissions.

    Transportation and related sources (such as refineries) are the biggest source of air pollution and greenhouse gases in California. The breakdown of GHG in California is: Transportation: 39%, Refinery: 6%, Electric Power: 19%, Industrial 17%, Agriculture 8%, Residential & Commercial 11%

    Just the Start

    To support California's goal to reduce greenhouse gases to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and to reduce air pollution by 2032, the state will have to significantly increase transportation electrification.

    SCE's vision to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution to meet California’s goals by 2030 includes electrifying 24% of cars and light trucks (7M total) + 15% of medium-duty trucks/vans (180K total) + 6% of heavy-duty trucks/buses (22K total). That would remove 17,000 tons of NOx and 58 million metric tons of GHG in California by 2030

    Facts at a Glance

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    EV Gas Equivalent

    < $1.25


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    EV Models Available


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    Charge Points in CA


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    EVs in California


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    SCE's vision for EVs in CA


    BY 2030

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    Reduction in GHG



    Mile for mile, electric vehicles fueled in California emit 70% fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline vehicles. They reduce emissions that lead to smog to essentially zero.”

    —?California Air Resources Board


    Looking for a Letter of Support or Commitment?

    Our utility, Southern California Edison, collaborates with many organizations to support innovation in the areas of renewable sources of energy, grid optimization, and energy storage. If you are working on a project of this nature and need a letter of support or commitment for a California Energy Commission EPIC proposal, DOE or other funding source proposal, we may be able to help.

    Submit a request form at www.sceideas.com