Driving electric is now more affordable

If you drive an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, you can save money with an EV Time-of-Use (TOU) pricing plan by programming your car to charge during the lowest-priced time period. Electricity prices are as low as 9 cents per kWh when you charge your car during the Super Off-Peak hours between midnight and 6 am.  

Who is this pricing plan for?

Our EV pricing plans are for customers who own electrical vehicles or plug-in hybrids.

An EV pricing plan is a smart choice for electric vehicle owners who can charge overnight.

Electric vehicle pricing plans at-a-glance

 

  1. EV-TOU, a plan for just your electric vehicle: Save money by charging your EV at night during Off-Peak hours. This plan requires a separate meter for your EV and tracks your EV’s electricity use separately, while your home remains on the Standard Plan. For this plan, you'll need to choose an electrician to install the second meter at your expense, which is why most customers prefer the EV-TOU-2 or EV-TOU-5 plan. 
  2. EV-TOU-2, a plan for your home and electric vehicle: Save money by charging your EV and shifting your home energy use to the lowest-priced Off-Peak hours. Managing your home energy use is easy on an EV plan; just program your car to charge during Off-Peak hours, and use your clothes washer/dryer, dishwasher, pool pump, etc. during the same Off-Peak hours. This plan uses your existing household meter to track both your home and EV electricity usage.
  3. EV-TOU-5, a plan for your home and electric vehicle: This new plan is similar to EV-TOU-2 but the On-Peak and Off-Peak pricing is reduced by one cent kW/h and the Super Off-Peak rate is reduced to just 9¢ kW/h when you pay a Basic Monthly Service Fee of $16. Super Off-Peak hours are midnight to 6 am weekdays, and midnight to 2 pm on weekends and holidays.

How do these pricing plans work?

EV-TOU pricing plans take into account the time of day you are using energy. Your price is lowest from midnight to 6 am, making this the best time to charge your vehicle.

EV-TOU-5

Plan

On-Peak

Super Off-Peak

Off-Peak

Time of Day

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(Cada día)

Midnight – 6:00 am

10:00 am - 2:00 pm in March and April
(Weekdays)

Midnight - 2:00 pm
(Weekends & Holidays)

All other hours excluding 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on weekdays in March and April

Cantidad

   26¢

    9¢

   25¢

Monthly service fee: $16    

EV-TOU-2

Plan

On-Peak

Super Off-Peak

Off-Peak

Time of Day

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(Cada día)

Midnight – 6:00 am

10:00 am - 2:00 pm in March and April
(Weekdays)

Midnight - 2:00 pm
(Weekends & Holidays)

All other hours except 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on weekdays in March and April. 

Cantidad

   26¢

   25¢

   26¢

EV-TOU

Plan

On-Peak

Super Off-Peak

Off-Peak

Time of Day

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(Cada día)

Midnight – 6:00 am

10:00 am - 2:00 pm in March and April
(Weekdays)

Midnight - 2:00 pm
(Weekends & Holidays)

All other hours excluding 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on weekdays in March and April

Cantidad

   26¢

   25¢

   26¢

Note: Summer pricing is June through October. Winter pricing is November through May. EV pricing plans bill you for the time of day you use electricity, not just on the amount of electricity you use. Prices valid as of 11/1/18. 

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EV-TOU-5

Plan

On-Peak

Super Off-Peak

Off-Peak

Time of Day

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(Cada día)

Midnight – 6:00 am
(Weekdays)

Midnight – 2:00 pm
(Weekends & Holidays)

Todas las demás horas

Cantidad

   53¢

    9¢

   29¢

cuota de servicio básico: $ 16      

EV-TOU-2

Plan

On-Peak

Super Off-Peak

Off-Peak

Time of Day

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(Cada día)

Midnight – 6:00 am

10:00 am - 2:00 pm in March and April
(Weekdays)

Midnight – 2:00 pm
(Weekends & Holidays)

All other hours excluding 10 am - 2 pm in March and April

Cantidad

   54¢

   25¢

   30¢



EV-TOU

Plan

On-Peak

Super Off-Peak

Off-Peak

Time of Day

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(Cada día)

Midnight – 6:00 am 

(En semana)

Midnight - 2:00 pm

(fines de semana y días de fiesta)
 

Todas las demás horas

Cantidad

   54¢

   25¢

   30¢


 


Getting started with electric vehicles?

We have resources and tools to help you select the right electric vehicle to fit your lifestyle. We can help you find incentives and charging station locations too. Why wait?

Learn more about EVs

Choose a pricing plan that puts you in control

Choose a new pricing plan and see how you can save over your current plan. 

Elegir un nuevo plan

 

Pricing Plan FAQs

Both EV TOU2 and EV TOU5 are single meter plans where all usage is recorded on the same meter as the whole house. Those who sign up for EV TOU need to have an electrician install a second meter to record usage from the vehicle only. 

Some solar customers produce enough energy to cover all their electricity use, while others generate only a portion of their total electric use so need to pay for some usage. Depending on your usage and generation, an EV pricing plan may reduce your costs. 

The only EV pricing plan that is separate from the household plan is EV TOU.

Champions for Clean Air Rebate

School district employees and first responders play an invaluable role in shaping the minds of the future and keeping San Diego safe. We’d like to celebrate their accomplishments and service by offering a $1,000 rebate toward an all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.

This $1,000 point-of-sale rebate is only being offered to school district employees and first responders who reside and work in the SDG&E service territory.

  • Must be currently employed by a school district in the SDG&E service territory
  • Debe ser capaz de mostrar un comprobante de pago reciente (3 meses o menos) la verificación de la situación de empleo
  • El hogar debe ser un cliente de SDG & E

 

  • Must be currently employed as a police officer, sheriff, lifeguard, firefighter or emergency medical technician in the SDG&E service territory
  • Debe ser capaz de mostrar un comprobante de pago reciente (3 meses o menos) la verificación de la situación de empleo
  • El hogar debe ser un cliente de SDG & E

Asegúrese de que tiene la documentación apropiada, incluyendo un recibo de pago reciente y una copia de su factura de SDG & E. Se le requerirá a cargar esta documentación en un portal en línea para la verificación.

Click “Apply” below and you’ll be taken to our partner site, Plug-in America, to fill out your application and upload your documentation. Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by Plug-In America, who will confirm your eligibility and provide you with a verification code to bring to the dealer.

We are encouraging each dealer in our service territory to participate. However, it is recommended that you call to confirm if your preferred dealer is participating. The rebate is being offered on a first-come, first-served basis and is good while limited funds are available.

Apply

Participating dealership incentives  

  • Nissan $3,000 off purchase of 2018 Nissan Leaf

Additional incentives and resources (e.g. State/Fed)

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane stickers

Ease your commute! EV drivers can may be able to use the carpool lane as a single occupant with a carpool sticker. Learn more about California's Clean Air Decals, or apply for the Clean Air Vehicle Decal on the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) site.