Power Your Drive
for Apartments and Condos

EV Charging Infrastructure Program

Power Your Drive for Apartments and Condos

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and meet customer demand for more electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the region, SDG&E plans to install chargers at or near apartments and condominium complexes at about 100 locations over two years. Among the sites selected, 50% will support underserved communities (UDC). An underserved community is a community that meets one or more criteria defined by California Assembly Bill 841, which includes certain disadvantaged  and federally recognized tribal communities.

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Phase 1 Closing Soon

Phase 1 of the interest submission process will close Aug. 31, 2022. Any program interest submitted after Aug. 31, 2022 will be placed on a wait list.

Submit Interest Before Aug. 31

Program Requirements

  • You must own or lease the property where chargers are installed and can attest to using the site for 5 years 
  • You must own and maintain the EV chargers 
  • Charging infrastructure may be placed within 0.5 miles of the apartment or condo in a space where both sites will benefit from the EV charger installations. (i.e., community centers, shopping centers, libraries, movie theaters, etc.)

Charger Rebates

The program offers a one-time rebate for both single and dual port chargers, network service and maintenance. You can select from a variety of EV charger options from our approved vendor list. The one-time rebate is not applicable for SDG&E-owned and maintained chargers.

Equipment Type

Equipment Rebate Network Service Maintenance

L2 Single Port

100% of Charger Cost up to $5,000

Up to $3,000 Up to $5,000

L2 Dual Port

100% of Charger Cost up to $7,000

Up to $5,000 Up to $5,000

Infrastructure Installation Options

The Power Your Drive program offers construction and maintenance incentives, depending on the location of your site:

SDG&E-Owned Infrastructure, Customer-Owned Chargers
  • SDG&E pays for, constructs, owns, and maintains all infrastructure up to the charging station 
  • Customer pays for, constructs, owns, and maintains charging station
  • SDG&E provides a rebate of up to 100% of the cost of the charging station. See Charger Rebates section for more details. 

Option 1

Customer-Owned Infrastructure, Customer-Owned Chargers 
  • SDG&E pays for, constructs, owns, and maintains all infrastructure up to the meter. 
  • Customer pays for, constructs, owns, and maintains “customer-side infrastructure” and charging stations. 
  • SDG&E provides a rebate of up to 100% of the cost of “customer-side infrastructure.”
  • SDG&E provides a rebate of up to 100% of the cost of the charging station. See Charger Rebates section for more details.

Option 2

SDG&E-Owned Infrastructure, SDG&E-Owned Chargers (Available only to sites in underserved communities)
  • SDG&E will pay for, construct, own, and maintain all infrastructure, including the charging station(s).
  • An easement is required.

Option 3

Understanding Charging Infrastructure

Below are the most common infrastructure terms used throughout the Power Your Drive for Apartments and Condos  Program. 

Make-Ready Infrastructure

All electrical infrastructure required to "make" a commercial site "ready" for EV charging not including the actual charger. This can include upgrades to transformers, concrete work, and increases to service capacity. 

Utility-Side Infrastructure

This includes all electrical infrastructure up to the customer’s meter. 

Customer-Side Infrastructure

This includes all electrical infrastructure on the customer’s property. 

EV Charging Station

The equipment that physically plugs into and charges the electric vehicle. In either ownership option, the fleet owner/operator is responsible for purchasing, constructing, and maintaining the EV charging stations. Also referred to as “EVSE” or electric vehicle supply equipment. 

See our list of program-approved vendors for charging equipment.