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The Ins and Outlets of Fueling Electric Vehicles

The Ins and Outlets of Fueling Electric Vehicles

Set up a charging station in your home for your electric vehicle using the following six steps. Learn why you should contact your electric utility provider before starting this project.


Fuel Your Electric Car Effectively in 6 Steps


Step 1

Contact your local electric utility to learn about special electric vehicle rate plans and utility requirements.


Step 2

Select a qualified electrician to perform a home assessment. Provide a quote for any required home electrical system upgrades and 240-volt charging station installation.


Step 3

Notify your electric utility before you proceed with installation. Identify any utility infrastructure issues for safe, reliable charging.


Step 4

Make sure your electrician obtains necessary permits before installing any charging equipment.


Step 5

Have your electrician install your charging station, and upgrade your home electrical system where necessary.


Step 6

Request an installation inspection from your city. Your electric utility may install a separate meter if you select a separately metered electric vehicle rate.

Enjoy fueling your electric car from the comfort of your own home!



Why Should I Contact My Electric Utility Provider?

There are three main benefits for contacting your electric utility. 

Information: Your utility is now a fuel provider for your electric car. They're best equipped to answer your questions about energy costs and how to safely and reliably charge your new car.

Rates: Your utility may have special rates or incentives to help make fueling your electric vehicle at home more cost effective. Your rate selection may impact metering and installation requirements, timing and costs.

Safety: Your utility can ensure reliable service for you and your neighborhood by assessing and upgrading electric system infrastructure as needed.

Information provided by Southern California Edision.