City of Chula Vista unveils EV fleet; 12 Ioniqs, 3 Bolts; most EV charging stations in San Diego region
The City of Chula Vista and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recently unveiled the City’s fleet of new electric vehicles (EV) and an array of EV charging stations at City Hall. SDG&E provided the charging stations, marking a milestone in the two organizations’ partnership to accelerate clean transportation and reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Powered by Measure P, the half-cent sales tax approved by Chula Vista voters in 2016, the City purchased a fleet of 15 new long-range electric vehicles: 12 Hyundai Ioniqs and three Chevy Bolts. The vehicles are being deployed as part of the city’s senior volunteer patrol and code enforcement programs.
Later this year, the city intends to double its fleet of low and zero-emission vehicles. The city also received $150,000 in state rebate incentives for purchasing EVs.
As part of its Power Your Drive program, SDG&E has been working with the City to install charging stations at its City Hall, Public Works Department and Police Department. A total of 123 chargers will be installed with 71 installed and energized to date.
In the San Diego region, transportation accounts for about 50% of the greenhouse gas emissions.