The city with the most electric vehicles (EVs) per capita with 1,000 charging stations (Plug-in EV Adoption Program)
San Diego, CA
How you can benefit
Using an electric car can cost you less and pollute less than gasoline cars.
Why IT's a leading policy
San Diego won a 2012 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Plug-in EV Readiness and for:
- Being the first U.S. city to operate the largest EV fleet (500) that can be rented by the minute and picked up and returned to a different location (unlike other car sharing companies).
- Streamlining the permitting process for both home and public charging stations.
To reduce San Diego’s polluting gasoline consumption by 50% by 2020 and 90% by 2035.
Who can take action
The nonprofit Center for Sustainable Energy helps create electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) by working with:
- Local governments on permitting and inspection
- Employers on incentives and policies
- Contractors on permitting and installation and market development
- Large building owners on siting and connection costs
- Car dealerships on incentives
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) helped install 1,500 public and commercial, and 1,000 home PEV charging stations in the county.
Jackques Chirazi, JChirazi@sandiego.gov
December 20, 2015