Charge Ready Transport Program

Charge Ready Transport Program

Program & Eligibility Requirements

Find out more about how the Charge Ready Transport Program works and how we can help you along the way.

Why Work With SCE

If you’re thinking about electrifying your fleet, our team is here to help guide you through every step of the process and make sure your business is set up for success, including installing the infrastructure you need to support your fleet at low or no cost to you.

Building a Case for Electrification

We can provide insights and documentation to help you advocate for converting your fleet to electric, including estimated greenhouse gas savings, estimated Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits, electric vehicle charging incentives and programs, and more.

We can also provide a rate analysis about which EV rates will best suit your needs and reduce costs based on your current and future vehicle deployment.

Keeping Costs Low

In addition to offering low- or no-cost infrastructure installation, we keep track of funding opportunities within our service area for medium- and heavy-duty EV deployments and can help you identify which grants or incentives your business could be eligible to receive. The Charge Ready Transport Program also offers additional rebate options to help you save.

Your Partner from Start to Finish

We’ll work closely with your team to help ensure a successful deployment. Once you’ve applied, we’ll conduct a site assessment at your desired deployment location to better understand your operation and what will be required to deploy EVs. We’ll meet with your onsite personnel to discuss how the deployment will impact your site, from traffic flow changes to charging equipment locations.

What Are the Eligibility Requirements?

While SCE will help you along the way, in order to
participate in the program, your business must be
an SCE customer and will be required to:

  1. Lease, purchase, or convert at least two medium- or heavy-duty battery-powered EVs.

  2. Own or lease the property where chargers are installed, and operate and maintain chargers for a minimum of 10 years.

  3. Select, purchase, and install SCE-approved charging equipment.

  4. Provide data related to charging equipment usage for a minimum of five years (on-road vehicles only).

  5. Provide a property easement for the SCE infrastructure.

  6. Agree to program terms and conditions.

Ready to Apply?

Find out if you are eligible and connect with a member of our team who can help you begin the application process.

What Charging Equipment Is Approved?

Our Approved Product List (APL) provides a list of qualified charging stations for the Charge Ready Transport Program. Our team can help you make sure that your selected charging equipment meets program eligibility requirements.

View Approved Product List

Get More Details about the Program

These resources can help you learn more about the Charge Ready Transport Program.

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Fact Sheet

This one-page document provides a quick overview of qualifying vehicles and program highlights.

Quick Reference Guide

Get more information about rebates, eligibility, the application process, planning, and construction.


Frequently Asked Questions

What work will SCE perform?

SCE will perform infrastructure work on the utility side and customer side of the meter at low to no cost to you. This includes electrical design, construction work, and new or upgraded transformers, electrical panels, conduit and trenching. Alternatively, you may choose to design, procure, install and maintain the make-ready infrastructure on the customer side of the meter. If this option is selected and you meet all other eligibility requirements, you will receive the Make-Ready Rebate, which will cover a large portion of the installation costs. Under either scenario, you will be responsible for the purchase and installation of your selected charging equipment.

What work will I need to perform?

You will be responsible for the selection, purchase and installation of the EV charging equipment. Many customers, including transit agencies and businesses in disadvantaged communities that are not on the Fortune 1000 list, may qualify for an equipment rebate up to 50%.

Where should I plan to install the EV charging stations?

When deciding where to install the EV charging stations, many factors need to be considered, some of which should include:

• Determine a convenient location for parking while vehicles will be charging (for both short and long dwell times);

• Consider how vehicles move through the site, and how to prevent the charging location from impeding through-traffic;

• Consider locations where adequate parking exists to serve the number of vehicles that will be routinely charged;

• Consider any labor restrictions that may prevent drivers from backing up vehicles, or if a drive-through type configuration is required;

• Consider vehicle charging needs beyond the initial deployment, including future growth and expansion;

• Consider the type of charging equipment that will be used, the charging port to vehicle ratios, and desired parking configurations surrounding the charging stations.

• Consider the configuration of charging stations themselves. Will they be overhead systems, conventional pedestal mounted; wall mounted; or modular systems?

• For DC fast chargers with a centralized power cabinet and remote dispenser ports, consider the proximity of charging ports to the power cabinet;

• Select a location in close proximity to the electric facilities currently serving the site (this can help to lower infrastructure installation costs).

We recommend that you contact your SCE account manager to explore solutions that will work best for your site’s needs.

Will the charging stations be served on a separate and dedicated meter?

Yes. The charging stations will be on a dedicated new circuit served through a separate and dedicated meter.

Who will own and operate the charging stations?

You will own and operate the charging stations and be responsible for any usage and maintenance costs.

Who pays for the cost of energy for the charging equipment?

You are responsible for paying for all ownership, operation and maintenance costs associated with the charging equipment, including the cost of energy consumed by the charging equipment. All charging equipment will be required to take service on a Time-Of-Use rate plan. As the owner and operator of the charging stations, you have discretion to determine your own charging periods and policies, but encouraging off-peak or mid-peak charging and avoiding on-peak charging will help lower monthly energy costs. We encourage you to work with your SCE account manager for assistance selecting the best rate plan options.