We Want to Make It Even More Rewarding to Drive Clean

In 2018, over 13,500 SDG&E customers earned an Electric Vehicle Climate Credit for driving a clean vehicle. The program will be returning again in 2019. Applications for 2018 are no longer being accepted. 
This credit is part of the California Air Resources Board's effort to reduce greenhouse emissions in California and is in addition to the state and federal rebates you can earn for purchasing an EV. And unlike the rebates, you can apply for the credit each year you own or lease your car.

Apply for Your Credit

To apply, you'll need:

  • A copy of your CA DMV registration card (or new vehicle dealer notice of temporary identification). Sorry, the program is only for electric vehicles registered at a residence, not for commercial fleets.

  • To be the registered owner of the EV in the area served by SDG&E

  • Your SDG&E residential account number (if applicable)

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 participants. It can range from $50-$200 per vehicle.

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.