Does your employer, apartment or condo association offer electric vehicle charging through Power Your Drive?
If you drive electric and have access to this program, there are many great reasons to start charging with Power Your Drive. Power Your Drive charging stations remove the barriers to electric vehicle (EV) ownership, giving you more control, more time and more freedom to enjoy the ride. Enroll now and enjoy the benefits of Power Your Drive.
- Conveniently charge your vehicle while at work or while you're at home sleeping
- Built for exclusive private use, not the general public's
- Set a max price of what you want to pay to charge your EV
- Special pricing plan offers lower prices during grid-friendly times*
* Grid-friendly times are when the power grid is being energized by renewable energy and not resource-constrained.
Power Your Drive provides low-cost EV charging stations
Did you know transportation accounts for 55% of all the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the City of San Diego? SDG&E is a key partner in local efforts to help reduce GHGs and we’re on a mission to help San Diego make the switch to electric vehicles. One of our completed projects is Power Your Drive which makes EV charging stations more accessible to apartment and condo dwellers, and workplace employees. Power Your Drive is fully subscribed at this time.
To date, we've installed over 3,000 charging stations at 255 locations. Since the program started in 2017, because of our Power Your Drive participants - you have reduced 225 MT of GHG emissions which is equal to 7,714 trees, 80,132 gallons of gasoline have been eliminated, and 1,979,261 electric vehicle miles have been enabled!
Special pricing plan for Power Your Drive participants
Power Your Drive offers a pricing plan that changes hourly to encourage drivers to charge during grid-friendly times. Set a maximum price you're willing to pay. The charging station will stop charging when the hourly price exceeds your max price. Set it and forget it... YOU'RE IN CONTROL.
Power Your Drive participants pay, on average, around $0.19 per kilowatt hour which translates to paying around $1.60 for a gallon of gas. (EPA 24.7 miles/gallon avg/ EPA 3 miles/kWh avg) * $0.19 = $1.56/gallon of gas.)
The Power Your Drive bill is separate from your SDG&E bill. Some participating drivers' bills are paid for by their management. In that case, obtain your site ID from your employer, apartment community or condominium association and contact your charging station provider ChargePoint or greenlots.
The Power Your Drive pricing plan saves you money
Power Your Drive is a convenient perk
Workplaces and property management companies who offer Power Your Drive charging stations to their employees and tenants is a great amenity. You can conveniently charge your vehicle when you want. These charging stations are only for use by Power Your Drive participants and are not open to the public.
Overview of electrification projects
Why we’re involved in transportation electrification
- We have a well-established track record in utility infrastructure development, management, and operations
- We’re already a key partner in local, regional, and state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Transportation accounts for about 50% of the greenhouse gas emissions in San Diego County, compared to 39% statewide. In the City of San Diego, transportation makes up 55% of the greenhouse gas emissions.
Below is a list of projects that are planned in our service area.
Port and airport electrification
30–40 installations will support electric medium-duty/heavy-duty vehicles and forklifts within the Port of San Diego’s waterfront properties.
Fleet delivery trucks
Charging stations will be installed for approximately 90 fleet delivery vehicles at multiple locations.
Highways (Park-n-Ride lots)
Various charging stations, including DC fast chargers — the fastest chargers available — will be installed at four public Caltrans Park-and-Ride lots located along highways.
We’re installing charging stations at five locations to support shuttles running on fixed routes.
We provide car dealerships with educational programs and financial incentives to help advance and grow the sales of EVs in the region.
Other planned clean transportation projects
Renewable natural gas fueling stations: six compressed natural gas stations power our compressed natural gas vehicles and fleets of public buses, trash trucks, taxis, etc. are coming soon