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Energy and Climate Change

Clean Transportation

Accelerate to Zero Emissions Collaboration

Accelerate to Zero Emissions (A2Z) is a collaboration comprised of regional stakeholders in support of transportation electrification in San Diego, including representatives from local governments, public agencies, Community-Based Organizations, industry members, and academia. The A2Z collaboration will complete two key reports to support regional transportation electrification: the San Diego Regional EV Gap Analysis, completed July 2021, and the San Diego Regional EV Strategy, currently underway.

To view the reports and more about the A2Z collaboration, see the website: Accelerate to Zero Emissions

San Diego Regional Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Blueprint

SANDAG and the Port of San Diego were awarded a California Energy Commission grant to develop a regional Blueprint for medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles, such as electric trucks and buses. The Blueprint will guide the region and identify the key strategies and actions needed as we transition goods movement and transit fleets to zero-emission technology. The Blueprint project was kicked off in January 2022 and is expected to be complete in 2024. Project outcomes include a Needs Assessment report, MD/HD Zero-Emission Vehicle Siting Criteria, MD/HD Zero-Emission Vehicle Implementation Strategies, and a final comprehensive MD/HD Zero-Emission Vehicle Blueprint. For this project, SANDAG has partnered with the Environmental Health Coalition to engage members of the public to support environmental justice goals through our work related to MD/HD zero emission vehicles.

Initial Fact Sheet

Regional EV Charger Management Strategy

SANDAG and the North County Transit District (NCTD) were awarded a Caltrans Planning Grant in June 2020 to research and develop a comprehensive public EV charger management strategy. The purpose of the charger management strategy is to support long-term public EV charger functionality by creating a resource that will help local jurisdictions streamline their method(s) of public EV charger management and maintenance.

This project is currently underway and is expected to be complete in early 2023.

Project Deliverables:

Peer Agency Research and Analysis Summary Report

Regional and Local Charger Management Practices Summary Report

Asset Management Considerations Summary Report

Appendix A

Appendix B

SANDAG Electric Vehicle Charger Rebates: CALeVIP San Diego County Incentive Project

SANDAG and the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District partnered with the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) on the San Diego County Incentive Project. CALeVIP is a CEC program that provides incentives for light-duty EV charging infrastructure to improve air quality, combat climate change, and reduce petroleum use. In July 2019, the CEC selected the San Diego region as one of several new California regions to receive CALeVIP funding in 2020. In partnership with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the APCD, the San Diego County Incentive Project will provide $21.7 million in incentives for publicly accessible charging stations in the first 3-years of the program.

On October 27, 2020, the application for rebates of up to $80,000 on eligible electric vehicle charger equipment and installation costs opened for businesses, commercial properties, multifamily residences, K-12 school districts, and local government facilities in San Diego County. Within one week, all funds for both DC Fast Chargers and Level 2 Chargers were already provisionally reserved.

Learn more about the CALeVIP project and the rebates available by watching this video.

Staff Reports and Presentations:

CALeVIP San Diego County Incentive Project Update and Permit Streamlining Resources

Supporting Tools and Resources:

Informational Videos from the Center for Sustainable Energy:

SANDAG’s Plug-in San Diego project recently ended but included resources in support of EV charging in the region.

Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging

Clean transportation is a key component of SANDAG's work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve local air quality, and reduce petroleum dependence. To help the region meet state and regional climate and clean transportation goals, SANDAG is exploring innovative technologies such as wireless in-road electric vehicle (EV) charging. In 2021, SANDAG conducted research and published a Request for Information to learn more about wireless EV charging. To summarize and share the results of this research process, SANDAG developed a Wireless EV Charging Whitepaper that provides an overview of the technology available, challenges and opportunities for deploying this technology, and potential use cases for wireless charging in the region.

Read the Wireless EV Charging Whitepaper 


Susan Freedman, Climate Program Manager

(619) 699-7387

Jeff Hoyos, Senior Regional Planner

(619) 699-1932

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