Electric Vehicle Roadmap - Goal 1

Further reduce the County's fleet of gas-powered vehicles


Targeted Outcome

Increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in the County's fleet to 501 vehicles by 2027.

Overview

County EV Fleet

The County plans for fleet efficiency through the 2018 Climate Action PlanStrategic Energy Plan, and Green Fleet Action Plan, which establish targets and actions to reduce the County’s fleet emissions from more than 4,300 heavy- and light-duty vehicles.

The EV Roadmap identifies policy changes to three Board Policies (H-1H-2, and F-22) to provide greater purchasing power to aid in the conversion of fleet vehicles in accordance with vehicle replacement schedules, and allow for negotiations with lessors to consider installing charging infrastructure in non-County owned facilities.

The EV Roadmap plans for the County to convert 250 fleet gas-powered vehicles to EVs by 2025, convert an additional 251 vehicles by 2027, and install all necessary EV charging infrastructure to accommodate the EV fleet. In total, the County fleet will have 501 EVs by 2027.

Accomplishments

  • The Department of General Services (DGS) began updating the Green Fleet Action Plan, which guides the transition of County fleet vehicles to EV models, to align with State goals for future sales of EVs.
  • DGS hired a new, full-time Fleet Coordinator to manage the transition to EVs across all County departments and support implementation of the EV Roadmap.

County Fleet

152

EVs in use or on-order through the end of 2021

  • The San Diego County Library is retiring two existing diesel-fueled buses that operate as mobile libraries and will be replacing them with five all-electric mobile outreach vans, providing expanded mobile library services and other resources to residents and students throughout the region.

119 EV charging stations in construction for the County fleet at the County Operations Center