Electric Vehicle Roadmap - Goal 6

Collaborate with regional partners to support public and private fleet electrification


Targeted Outcome

Increase electric vehicle (EV) use in regional light-, medium-, and heavy-duty fleets.

Overview

Electric vehicle fleet

The County collaborates with State and local agencies, private businesses, and other regional partners to advocate for the electrification of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty fleets within the region. In addition, the County coordinates with a regional working group, the Accelerate to Zero Emissions Collaboration, to:

  • Monitor existing pilot programs and identify future programs to electrify regional fleets.
  • Evaluate fleet opportunities within the unincorporated county and conduct targeted outreach in collaboration with regional partners.
  • Evaluate charging infrastructure placement to ensure grid stability and resiliency.
  • Identify gaps in EV adoption and consider ride share EV fleets to make this technology more accessible, especially to priority populations in the region.
  • Promote clean transportation innovations to demonstrate leadership and attract investment in future charging and vehicle technologies.

Accomplishments

San Diego Regional EV Gap Analysis
  • The County continues collaboration with SANDAG, SDG&E, San Diego County Air Pollution Control District, and the City of San Diego on the Accelerate to Zero Emissions Regional Collaboration (A2Z Collaboration). The A2Z Collaboration has also expanded the partnership to include additional agency support, industry experts, and other interested stakeholders.
  • In July 2021, the A2Z Collaboration published a Regional EV Gap Analysis that identifies the projected demand for zero-emission vehicle infrastructure that will be needed to support regionwide growth in clean vehicles. The Regional EV Gap Analysis won the American Planning Association San Diego Chapter 2022 Environmental Planning Award.
  • The A2Z Collaboration has begun the development of a Regional EV Strategy. This Strategy will identify guiding principles and strategies to overcome the gaps and barriers identified in the Regional EV Gap Analysis.
  • The County continues to provide letters of support for EV-related grant opportunities by regional partners. This includes SANDAG’s funded application to receive the California Energy Commission’s Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MD/HD) ZEV Infrastructure Blueprint for Planning Grant to develop a regional strategy for MD/HD conversions to electric.