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Our Employees Are Charged Up!

In May, the Airport Authority opened 20 new electric vehicle parking spaces in our employee lot. The new chargers were installed through SDG&E’s Power Your Drive program to bring electric vehicle charging to our 9,400 employees and to help encourage the switch to electric vehicles in the San Diego region. The Airport Authority is proud to host these ChargePoint Level 2 charging stations and looking forward to our continued partnership with SDG&E that will operate and maintain the charging stations over the next ten years.  

So how does the Power Your Drive Program work? Employees interested in using the new chargers simply enroll in the Power Your Drive Program and create a ChargePoint account. Then they are ready to charge onsite while at work! The cost of the energy used to charge their cars is billed directly to each employee’s SDGE Power Your Drive account. Each employee receives a separate bill for their EV charges and have the option to go paper-less or use auto pay.

The Airport Authority also has electric vehicle charging available both on the airside (for tenant use) and on the landside (for public/passenger use). Available to the public, we currently have EV parking stalls available at:

  • Terminal 2 Parking Plaza-16 stalls
  • Terminal 2 NTC Lot-20 stalls
  • Terminal 1 Parking Lot-2 stalls
  • Cell Phone Lot-4 stalls
  • Administration Building-2 stalls

We are also planning for future EV charging demand by creating “EV ready stalls” and working with the Center for Sustainable Energy on a EV Future Demand Study.

Are you thinking about making the switch to electric? There are up to $10,000 in incentives available for making the switch:

  • Carpool lane access – Some EV drivers can use the carpool lane as a single occupant.  Get details at dmv.ca.gov.
  • Clean vehicle rebates from the state – Get cash rebates of up to $2,500 for driving electric.  Visit energycenter.org/cvrprebate for more information.
  • Electric Vehicle Climate Credit (EVCC) – If you drive an all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, you may be eligible to receive an annual Electric Vehicle Climate Credit.  This credit will be a few hundred dollars and this is the last year for it! Enrollment begins March 1, 2019 – May 30, 2019.  Click here to learn more. 
  • Federal tax credit – Get a new EV and a break on your taxes.  Visit irs.gov.
  • Grid-Integrated Rate:  For additional information on the hourly, grid-integrated rate, please visit:  https://www.sdge.com/pyd-map to view current and historical prices for Power Your Drive sites. 

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