SDG&E Clean Transportation Initiatives

Why we're involved in transportation electrification

Our company’s mission is to become the cleanest, safest, and most reliable energy infrastructure company in America. A big part of ensuring we meet the clean part of our mission is facilitating the transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) and equipment.

Electrification Projects

At both the regional and state level, the transportation sector is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions – a key driver behind climate change and a major source of air pollution. To address this, California has set a goal of having five million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030 and to phase out the sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

To enable this transition, we have been working to aggressively expand the charging infrastructure in our region to support cars, buses, trucks, shuttles and more, while also simultaneously upgrading our own company fleet to drive down emissions.

Our company fleet goals are to:

  • Electrify 100% of our light-duty fleet and transition 30% of our overall fleet to zero-emission vehicles by 2030
  • Operate a 100% zero-emission fleet by 2035

Below is a list of current projects in our service area (San Diego and South Orange Counties).

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Accelerate to Zero Emissions

A2Z San Diego is a regional collaborative to curb air pollution and climate change through zero-emission transportation. The Core Team includes SDG&E, SANDAG, City of San Diego, County of San Diego and the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District. Click here for more information.

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Power Your Drive for Apartments and Condos 

This program plans to install charging infrastructure at about 100 locations over two years. These chargers will be installed at or near apartments and condominium complexes. Among the sites selected, 50% will support underserved communities.  Visit our Power Your Drive for Apartments and Condos program page for more information.

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Power Your Drive for Fleets

This program will help build the charging infrastructure needed to electrify a minimum of 3,000 trucks, buses, forklifts and other medium-duty and heavy-duty electric vehicles/equipment at 300 sites. Customers can choose to own/maintain charging stations themselves or have SDG&E assume ownership and maintenance responsibilities.  Visit our Power Your Drive for Fleets program page for more information.

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Power Your Drive for Schools, Parks and Beaches

This program will bring 196 chargers to 30 school sites and 140 chargers to 22 park and beach sites. These locations will include some of the most frequented community facilities in the region such as parks, beaches and schools to accommodate existing electric vehicle (EV) drivers and encourage EV adoption. Click here for more information. 

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Power Your Drive for Workplaces

This program plans to install charging infrastructure at about 100 workplace locations. Among the sites selected, 50% will support underserved communities and small businesses.  Visit our Power Your Drive for Workplaces program page for more information. 

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SB 350 Pilot Projects

To meet the requirements of Senate Bill 350 (the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act), we implemented six pilot projects to accelerate the transition of transportation electrification and expand the charging infrastructure in our region.

  1. Port and airport electrification
    12 installations to support electric medium-duty/heavy-duty vehicles and forklifts within the Port of San Diego’s waterfront properties.

  2. Fleet delivery trucks
    79 charging stations installed to support fleet delivery vehicles at four locations.

  3. Park & Ride lots along highways
    88 chargers, including DC fast chargers — the fastest chargers available — have been installed at four public Caltrans Park & Ride locations. Learn more about the opening of these locations here.

  4. Green shuttles
    12 charging stations at four locations to support shuttles running on fixed routes.

  5. Dealership EV Education/Incentive Programs
    Educational programs and financial incentives for 15 local dealerships to help grow the sales of EVs in the region.

  6. Airport Ground Support Equipment
    16 charging ports installed at San Diego International Airport to support electric ground support equipment used to service aircraft between flights.

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DMV Registration Information

SDG&E has requested the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to provide EV registration information for our service area as allowed by California Vehicle Code - VEH § 1808.23. This information will be used to ensure sufficient infrastructure to support current and future EV charging needs.  

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Frequently Asked Questions


The State of California vehicle code allows SDG&E to request and use the information only for the purpose of identifying where an EV is registered. The DMV does not disclose the name of the EV owner. The disclosure shall not contain marketing information or a solicitation for the purchase of goods or services. SDG&E will not sell, share, or further disclose, including to any subsidiaries, the residence address or type of vehicle information obtained. 

SDG&E plans to use this information to identify where EVs are registered, which will help support the following: 
•    Ensure sufficient distribution infrastructure is in place to support the current and future growth of EV charging needs
•    Forecast electric supply needs to serve the new electrical loads
•    Identify patterns of EV adoption for different customer segments and develop programs to serve those customers and help customers maximize the value of their EVs

Per the DMV, any information obtained from the Department's files will be securely destroyed upon the completion of its approved use and/or purpose, in compliance with State law. 

To better serve our customers we must understand where EV load will appear on the system to inform grid planning. We rely on state forecasts but require more visibility over where vehicles are registered and charging. This EV registration data will inform the development of SDG&E’s electric supply and distribution planning. 

For more information, call us at 1-800-411-SDGE (7343).

To request a copy of public reports on SDG&E’s Clean Transportation programs, please e-mail [email protected]