Continuing Action – Promote the Use of Both Zero-Emission Vehicles and Alternative Fuels

Since Plan adoption, SANDAG has executed a new five-year contract with San Diego Gas & Electric to continue the Energy Roadmap Program, which provides free energy assessments and energy management plans to SANDAG member agencies, with a focus on implementation and expanding subregional efforts.

In support of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption and implementation of the San Diego Regional Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan, SANDAG has partnered with the Center for Sustainable Energy to launch Plug-in SD and provide local stakeholders strategic and technical guidance to help ensure the San Diego region is PEV ready.

Funded through a two-year grant from the California Energy Commission, Plug-in SD supports the development of resources and direct technical assistance available to a variety of PEV stakeholders:

  • Local Governments: permitting and inspection best practices, technical assistance consultations
  • Contractors: permitting and installation standards
  • Employers: “PEV 101” workplace charging workshops, information on incentives and PEV-friendly policies
  • Multiunit Dwelling Building Owners: electric vehicle charging station siting assistance, connection cost and fee information, technical assistance consultations
  • EV Dealerships: consumer information and incentive details

As of June 2015, resources have been developed to assist local jurisdictions with the permitting, inspection, and installation of EV charging stations. Trainings were held with local jurisdiction staff in May and June 2016 to distribute the resources and offer additional technical assistance. SANDAG also works closely with SDG&E on their Power Your Drive program that will install 3,500 charging stations. More information at: