Increase County Vehicle Efficiency
The County has continuously reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by Fleet vehicle replacement efforts targeting replacement of older, less fuel efficient vehicles. The current fleet composition has 64 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), 16 battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and 12 liquified petroleum gas vehicles (LPGs). Additionally, 12+ electric golf carts are used in campus environments and 85+ electric pieces of equipment are used by 30+ locations, in lieu of gasoline-powered transportation and appliances. Over the life of a typical vehicle, the current hybrids alone will save approximately 304,000 gallons of fuel for a financial savings of $1.3 million. It is anticipated that over 43 BEVs and 58 PHEVs will be part of our Fleet by the end of 2022. Over the next few years, there will be an anticipated 50-100 BEVs joining our fleet each year.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Network
As part of the County’s Strategic Energy Plan, 37 electric vehicle charging stations have been installed for public and County of San Diego employee use at 10 County sites.