Earn a credit for driving clean

For the third consecutive year, electric vehicle drivers in this region may be eligible for a financial credit on their energy bill - for driving clean and contributing to better air quality and the fight against climate change. If you drive an all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, you may qualify for the annual Electric Vehicle Climate Credit (EVCC). This credit is part of a statewide program administered by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California. Whether you drive an all-electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid, you can apply for the credit.

In 2018, around 15,000 SDG&E customers earned an Electric Vehicle Climate Credit of $5001 for driving a clean vehicle. In 2017, a credit of about $200 went to approximately 7,000 drivers. The EV Climate Credit varies each year depending on the amount of revenues generated from the sale of carbon credits and the number of applicants for the credit. At this time, it's not possible to estimate the 2019 credit amount. Previous year's participation does not automatically qualify you for the 2019 application.

Enrollment for the 2019 Electric Vehicle Climate Credit is open through May 31, 2019.

Remember, you can pay less at the plug with an EV Time-of-Use (TOU) pricing plan. Drivers who enroll in the EV-TOU 5 plan can charge their car overnight for as little as 9¢ kW/h from midnight to 6 a.m. There is a basic monthly service fee of $16. Visit sdge.com/EVpricing to learn more.


1 SDG&E® makes no guarantees regarding the amount of this year’s credit. 2019 is the final year this credit will be available. To receive the credit, your vehicle must be registered in the state of California at an address within SDG&E’s service area as of May 31, 2019. Your electric vehicle must be qualified to drive on a highway. Electric commercial fleet vehicles, golf carts and scooters are not eligible.




Frequently Asked Questions

Residential customers, even if they don’t have an SDG&E account.

All-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are eligible.  


Each year, the amount varies based on the number of EVCC participants. In 2017, 7,000 customers received a $200 SDG&E bill credit, and 13,500 customers received a $500 bill credit in 2018. 2019 is the final year this credit is available. SDG&E makes no guarantees regarding the amount of 2019's credit and it's not possible to estimate it at this time.

You’ll receive your credit within two billing cycles of when the program closes.  

The bill credit will continue to be applied to your bill until it’s used.  

The application process is divided into three phases: application window, review process and payment. We’ll send you updates throughout the process.


Yes, but you’ll need to submit an application for each vehicle.

Sorry, the credits are only for plug-in electric cars.