The estimated 23,000 electric-vehicle owners in San Diego are now eligible for an annual credit of at least $50 on their electric bills.
San Diego Gas & Electric announced Tuesday it is offering the credit on residential electric bills to those who drive an all-electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid.
“We are excited to launch this annual program to help fight climate change and increase adoption of clean-fuel vehicles,” said Michael Schneider, SDG&E’s chief environmental Officer.
“In San Diego, transportation produces more than half of all harmful air emissions,” he added. “With more than 40 percent of SDG&E’s energy generated from renewable resources, each mile driven using electricity from the local power grid reduces the region’s carbon footprint.”
The new Electric Vehicle Climate Credit is part of a statewide greenhouse gas reduction program administered by the California Air Resources Board.
EV drivers can sign up at www.sdge.com/evcc. They will need their SDG&E account number and DMV registration card to sign up.
The credit will be applied this summer, and will depend on how many people sign up, but should be at least $50, according to SDG&E.
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