If you are headed to Petco Park on Saturday for the Padres Vs. Rockies game, there is something special happening at Park at the Park that you should check out.
Two organizations dedicated to clean air and clean transportation – the American Lung Association and Plug In America – will set up booths to share information about the upcoming Electric Vehicle Day in San Diego and programs they offer to support zero-emission transportation. We will also have a booth there to share information about our clean transportation programs, which are helping to expand the EV charging network throughout our region and solve the problem of range anxiety.
EV Day 2018
Electric Vehicle Day 2018 will take place at Liberty Station in the Point Loma area of San Diego on Saturday, Sept. 15. This family-friendly event will feature the largest gathering of electric vehicles in our region, along with food vendors, informational exhibits, and kids activities.
EV Day San Diego is part of National Drive Electric Week presented by Plug in America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association. During the week of Sept. 8-16, about 200 EV Day celebrations are scheduled to take place across America. For the past five years, SDG&E has organized the local EV Day celebration in coordination with Cleantech San Diego and Center for Sustainable Energy. Last year, EV Day San Diego was the largest event in the world.
As part of our commitment to improve air quality by accelerating the transition to zero-emission, electric vehicles, we have formed strong partnerships with the American Lung Association and Plug In America.
The American Lung Association’s Plug Into Clean Air campaign educates San Diegans about the health benefits of driving electric vehicles. According to the Lung Association’s annual State of the Air Report, the San Diego-Carlsbad metropolitan area is one of the top 10 most ozone-polluted metro areas in America, in part due to tailpipe emissions from traditional gasoline-powered vehicles.
Plug In America partners with SDG&E on the Champions for Clean Air program, which provides teachers and first responders (such as firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians) with rebates toward the purchase or lease of a plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicle. Through this program, more than 50 local teachers and first responders have made the switch to clean air cars.
Going to Bat
The Saturday event is part of our Going to Bat initiative – a partnership effort between SDG&E and the Padres – to recognize and give back to the organizations that are focused on improving our environment, safety and emergency preparedness.