Southern California Edison proposes programme for 48,000 EV chargers
EV charging. Author: NCDOTcommunications.
Southern California Edison (NYSEMKT:SCE-E) has proposed a USD-760-million (EUR 653m) programme to support the installation of an additional 48,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports over four years.
The Charge Ready 2 programme follows the electricity provider's Charge Ready pilot launched two years ago. The company has so far installed more than 1,000 EV charging ports, with customers and partners, in its territory. It filed plans for the programme expansion with the California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday.
"Achieving California’s ambitious goals for reducing air pollution and harmful greenhouse gas emissions will require 7 million electric cars on California highways by 2030," Caroline Choi, SCE senior vice president for regulatory affairs, said in a statement and added that the second phase of the Charge Ready initiative will allow SCE to develop charging infrastructure to support a big part of these cars.
The programme focuses on sites where cars are parked for longer periods such as workplaces, campuses, recreational areas and multi-unit dwellings. SCE offer rebates to reduce charging station costs. It installs and maintains the supporting EV charging infrastructure, while participants usually own, operate and maintain the charging stations.