Electric Vehicle Climate Credit
If you drive an all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, you may be eligible to receive an annual credit on your SDG&E bill. Last year, those who applied received a $200 bill credit.*
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 continue to own 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 by the end of September or sooner. 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)
- To be the registered owner of the EV in the area served by SDG&E as of May 31, 2018
- Your SDG&E residential account number (if applicable)
Applications will be accepted March 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018. All applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2018 to be accepted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive a credit?
Residential customers, both active and non-active account holders.
Which vehicles are eligible?
All-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are eligible.
How much is the credit?
The amount may fluctuate annually based on the number of participants. It can range from $50-$200 per vehicle.
Is this program only available this year?
This program is currently scheduled to go through 2020. Credits will be offered in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. You'll have to enroll each year to get the credit.
When will I receive my credit?
You will receive your credit by the end of September or sooner.
What happens if I do not receive my credit?
Please contact us at 1-800-411-7343. For mailed checks, we can verify the mailing address and date check was issued.
What happens if my bill is significantly less than my bill credit?
The bill credit will continue to be applied to your bill until it’s used.
How can I check the status of my application?
The application process is divided into three phases: application window, review process and payment. You will receive notifications with updates throughout the process.
Why do I need to provide the last 4 digits of my social security number?
This information will help us confirm your account information. If your preference is not to share this information, please print the online form, enclose the proper documentation and mail it to:
8306 Century Park Court, CP42F
San Diego, CA 92123-1530
Can I apply for all my plug-in electric vehicles if I have more than one?
Yes. Each vehicle will need to be submitted individually. If your total rebate exceeds $600, a member of the program team will follow up to have you complete a W-9 form.
Can I still apply if I miss the application window?
Unfortunately you cannot. Join our interest list for 2019.
Why do you need to know if I have owned or leased the vehicle by February 28, 2018?
This is the ownership/lease cut-off date for 2018.
Why do you need to know my charging level?
This information helps us to understand your charging needs.
Does my electric Motorcycle or Golf Cart qualify?
No, unfortunately the credits are only for plug-in electric cars.
*The Electric Vehicle Climate Credit amount varies based on the number of applicants in a given year. SDG&E makes no guarantees regarding the amount of the credit in 2018.