Today the American Public Works Association (APWA) named the Chula Vista Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Project – a partnership effort between the South Bay city and SDG&E – as “Project of the Year.”
Chula Vista participated in our Power Your Drive program, which brings charging stations to a variety of locations, including apartments, condo complexes, and workplaces, including municipal facilities. These charging stations are owned, operated, and maintained by SDG&E.
Chula Vista is the municipality with the highest number of chargers installed through Power Your Drive. A total of 123 chargers are available at Chula Vista’s City Hall, Public works Department and Police Department to serve the city’s fleet vehicles, as well as employees. The city has a fleet of 41 electric vehicles.
The EV charging project received the award in the "Environmental - Under $2 million" category.
EVs Helping to Support the City’s Climate Action Goals
In the San Diego region, transportation accounts for about 50 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions. To help reduce carbon emission and air pollution, a growing number of cities and people are making the switch to electric drive, which is both environmentally friendly and potentially more cost effective.
Electric vehicles generally cost less to maintain, as their engines have fewer moving parts. Electric vehicle drivers also can take advantage of special electric rates to save on charging.
SDG&E and Chula Vista – the region’s second largest city – share a deep commitment to environmental sustainability in all its different facets, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation. Around 45% of the energy SDG&E delivers to our customers comes from renewable sources, such as solar and wind sources, compared to the national average of around 10 percent.
To learn more about our EV initiatives, visit sdge.com/its-on.