Electric Vehicle Climate Credit

Join our interest list for 2018

Nearly 7,000 SDG&E customers received a $200 credit for driving a clean vehicle in 2017. Customers who own or lease an all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle received the credit as part of the California Air Resources Board’s effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California.

In total, SDG&E distributed over $1.4M through the Electric Vehicle Climate Credit program. The program is closed for 2017 and will reopen again early next year.  Join our 2018 interest list so we can notify you when the program is available. 

If you applied for the credit in 2017 and you’re still driving an electric vehicle in 2018, you’re eligible to apply again.  We’ll contact you when it’s time to apply. 

Information about the program

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 own or lease 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 within two billing cycles of the program closing in 2018.  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).  This will have to be uploaded to your application.  Click here to see examples of correctly captured images: DMV Registration Card Example
    • To make sure you capture a clean image, before you take the photo, place the resgistration card on a flat, smooth surface with ample light on a dark background.  
    • The only form we will accept is your DMV registration. We will not accept titles, renewable notices, lease contracts and/or new registration forms without the address and name shown.
    • Carts and motorcycles unfortunately do not qualify for this program
  • To be the registered owner of the EV in the area served by SDG&E 
  • Your SDG&E residential account number (if applicable)

Join our interest list and we'll email you when applications open in early 2018.

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