Electric Vehicle Roadmap - Goal 3

Promote and incentivize County employee electric vehicle ownership


Targeted Outcome

Increase County employee electric vehicle (EV) ownership and use to reduce employee commute emissions.

Overview

EV charging

As the fifth largest employer in the San Diego region in 2020, the County has potential for large reductions in commute emissions through the increase in County employee EV ownership.

The County promotes the benefits of driving an EV for personal and fleet use, hosts workplace charging challenges and EV ride-and-drive events, and partners with banks, credit unions, and dealerships to extend EV lending and pricing benefits to County employees.

Accomplishments

  • In September 2020, the County developed a tracking tool to monitor commute reductions from employee telecommuting and alternative work schedules. The tool summarizes the number of avoided vehicle miles for over 18,000 employees.
  • Increased ability for County employees to telecommute resulted in the avoidance of more than 46 million vehicle miles in 2021, or 30 percent of the total miles driven if employees had worked from their respective offices.