Electric Vehicle Benefits

Electric car

  • Low Fuel Costs – Pay less at the plug with EV time-of-use rates.  They are lower when you program your EV to charge from midnight to 5 a.m.

  • Clean Fuel – San Diego's electricity is created domestically and is from a variety of clean sources like natural gas and renewable resources.  In fact, as of 2015, the region derives 33 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, well ahead of the state's 2020 mandate.  SDG&E does not use coal.

  • Fun to Drive – EV drivers get high performance, quick acceleration and quiet comfort. 

  • Charge at Home – Avoid the gas station and fuel at home.  It’s as easy as charging your cell phone.

  • Save the Planet – All electric cars have zero tailpipe emissions.  Plug-in hybrids are much cleaner than gas burning vehicles. 

  • Enjoy the Perks – Most EVs are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax incentive, a $2,500 state rebate and single occupant access to the carpool lane. 

  • The Next Generation Thanks You – A national survey showed that a majority of Generation Y respondents prefer EVs over any other type of car or truck.