Electric Vehicle Climate Credit

If you drive an all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, you may be eligible to receive an annual credit of at least $50 on your SDG&E bill.  

The Electric Vehicle Climate Credit is part of a statewide greenhouse gas reduction program administered by the California Air Resources Board. The program is not funded by utility rates but by regulation meant to increase the adoption of clean-vehicle fuels such as electricity. 

If you continue to own your electric vehicle, you'll be able to apply for the credit every year until the funding period ends in 2020.

Those who qualify will receive a credit on their SDG&E bill by the end of September or sooner.  This credit is only for electric vehicles registered at a residence, not for commercial fleets.

How to qualify

If you own or lease an all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle and you live in the area served by SDG&E, then you may qualify for the Electric Vehicle Climate Credit.

To apply, you'll need:

  • A copy of your CA DMV registration card (or new vehicle dealer notice of temporary identification)
  • To be the registered owner of the EV in the area served by SDG&E as of February 28, 2017
  • Your SDG&E residential account number (if applicable)


Applications will be accepted mid-February 2017 through May 2017.  All applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2017 to be accepted.


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