Nearly 7,000 San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers who own or lease clean-energy vehicles will soon receive a $200 credit on their residential utility bills in exchange for their environmentally-friendly efforts.
The credits are part of the California Air Resources Board's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; the credit goes to customers who enrolled in the Electric Vehicle Climate Credit Program by the May 31 deadline.
The credit is made possible by a statewide greenhouse gas reduction program administered by the California Air Resources Board, and it’s funded by proceeds from the sale of carbon emission credits.
"When our customers plug in to charge their cars, they are using some of the cleanest energy available in the state because 43 percent of SDG&E's electricity supply comes from renewables," John Sowers, SDG&E senior vice president of asset management, said in a press release.
For owners of all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids who missed the deadline, SDG&E says they can apply next year by joining the 2018 interest list.
The credit program is scheduled to run through 2020, and the $200 credit can be applied to each clean-energy vehicle that a customer owns or leases.