Media Contact: Paul Griffo (626) 302-2255
WHAT: Southern California Edison will launch Charge Ready, the largest utility-led electric vehicle charging program in the nation. The event will give prospective participants an overview of the program, which will add approximately 38,000 EV charging stations within SCE’s service area.
WHEN: 10 a.m. PDT, Monday, July 12.
WHERE: Teams Online Event
WHO: Carter Prescott, SCE director of eMobility and Building Electrification
Lynwood City Council member, José Solache
April Walker, City of Long Beach
SCE commercial customers
BACKGROUND: The $436-million, five-year Charge Ready program will deploy EV chargers in locations where infrastructure is critically needed – workplace, destination and multifamily sites. In the interest of making EV charging available to all Californians, Charge Ready sets a target to locate 50% of the chargers in state-designated disadvantaged communities, or economically-impacted communities that suffer most from the negative effects of air pollution. In addition to providing infrastructure, Charge Ready is expected to create a number of well-paying engineering, electrician and construction jobs.
The event will include a program overview and testimonials from customers who have participated in SCE EV charging programs.
ASSETS: Photos and video will be posted here.