Electric Vehicles

San Diego State University encourages faculty, staff, students, and visitors to come to campus via active transportation (including walking, bicycling, and skateboarding), public transit, and carpooling. For those who cannot use these modes, we have developed programs to encourage the use of electric vehicles, which greatly reduce carbon emissions.

Electric Vehicle Discount Program

SDSU has partnered with several car dealerships to provide discounts to faculty, staff, and students when purchasing electric vehicles.

While shopping for vehicles, please note the following:

The transaction is solely between dealer and buyer – SDSU assumes no liability and is not obligating the buyer to use these discounts

Buyer is encouraged to solicit other offers for the vehicle(s) before committing

Discounts and expiration dates for discounts may be modified by the dealers at any time

If you are interested in partnering with SDSU, please email [email protected]

Current Offers

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You can learn more about electric vehicle options and connect with dealers through Plug In America's PlugStar site.

Additional Incentives (courtesy of the UCSD electric vehicle discount program)

HOV access – for most vehicles
Center for Sustainable Energy Clean Vehicle Rebate Project – up to $2,500
$2,500–$7,500 federal tax credit
Clean Vehicle Assistance Program – provides grants and affordable financing to help low-income Californians purchase a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle
SDG&E’s Electric Vehicle Climate Credit – annual credit available to current plug-in EV drivers in SDG&E’s service area (San Diego and southern Orange counties), typically open for applications near the beginning of each calendar year
SDG&E Time-of-Use Program – Save money by charging your EV between midnight and 6 a.m.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

SDSU has replaced its older stations to ChargePoint to improve reliability and reduce charging costs to $0.20/kWh. Level 2 chargers are currently available in Parking 2A, 2C, 3, 7, 12, and 14 with DC fast chargers in 2A. 

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