San Diego Plug-in EV Adoption Program

The city with the most electric vehicles (EVs) per capita with 1,000 charging stations (Plug-in EV Adoption Program)

San Diego, CA

Gasoline vs. electric car

Gasoline vs. electric car

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:


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,

last updated

December 20, 2015