$10,000 off 2017 BMW i3

SDG&E customers looking to experience the excitement of driving electric are being offered $10,000 off the purchase of any 2017 BMW i3 model. This is in addition to the up to $10,000 in state cash rebate and federal tax credit incentives.

Additional cost savings come from low maintenance and charging costs.  All-electric cars have fewer parts which result in no oil changes and less repairs all-around.  Drivers qualify for SDG&E’s electric vehicle (EV) time-of-use rate that provides the lowest cost to charge your car.  Live in an apartment?  SDG&E has a new low- to no-cost Power Your Drive EV charging program just for you.

Electric cars on freeways and neighborhood streets in the San Diego region reduce greenhouse gases and improves air quality.  Moreover, when EVs plug into SDG&E’s grid they receive 43% renewable energy and no coal.   

How to Qualify

Be an SDG&E customer and bring a copy of your SDG&E bill and BMW discount flyer to any participating dealership. 

If your name is not on the bill, but you live in the same household, bring in the bill along with your driver’s license to show proof of residency.

The discount qualifies for purchases only at participating BMW dealerships in SDG&E’s territory: www.sdcountybmw.com.

This offer is good through January 2, 2018 or while vehicle supplies last, whichever comes first.

Incentives and Resources

There are numerous incentives and resources for EV drivers.

  • State rebate. Qualified lower-income applications receive up to $4,500 in the form of a state rebate for purchasing or leasing an EV. Others can receive up to $2,500 and are currently being wait-listed.
  • Federal tax credit. Purchases of EVs can receive a federal tax credit up to $7,500
  • Carpool lane. Drive in the carpool lane with just one person, apply here.
  • EV time-of-use rates save you money when you program your car to charge during the cheapest times of night.
  • Live in an apartment or condo?  SDG&E’s Power Your Drive EV charging station program will install chargers at low to no cost. 
  • Want free public charging? Ask BMW about their free charging programs at select public charging stations.
  • Annual bill credit. Sign up to get an annual bill credit from SDG&E for driving an electric car. In 2017, drivers received $200 each from the EV Climate Credit program.

Charging Your EV

All EVs come with a cord that plugs into a 120-volt outlet, so you can begin charging right away. To charge your car faster, contact a certified electrician to install a Level 2 (240-volt) charging station.  Visit the SDG&E Marketplace for a list of Level 2 chargers.  By signing up for the SDG&E EV time-of-use rate, you can program your car to charge during the cheapest times of night. 

In SDG&E’s territory there are more than 1,100 public charging stations. BMW offers free charging at select public charging stations.