San Diego Gets Its 10,000th Plug-In Vehicle On The Road

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 5

Chevy Spark EV Grabbing Some Juice In San Diego

Chevy Spark EV Grabbing Some Juice In San Diego

BMW i3 gets energized at the NRG eVgo Freedom Station in San Diego

BMW i3 gets energized at the NRG eVgo Freedom Station in San Diego

Earlier this month, the city of San Diego announced that it “achieved a new significant milestone with more than 10,000 EVs on the road in the region.”

San Diego Gas & Electrictracks plug-in electric vehicle registered in San Diego, adding:

“Since market launch in December 2010, more than 10,000 EVs have been sold or leased in the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) service territory of San Diego and southern Orange counties. The California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative also announced that new sales figures show California surpassed 100,000 plug-in car sales, setting a new world record. While there is still a lot of room for growth, these milestones are a critical first step in achieving the governor’s ambitious goals of building infrastructure to support one million zero emission vehicles by 2020 and putting 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on California roads by 2025.”

James P. Avery, SDG&E senior vice president of power supply, commented:

“This exciting news underscores the fact that we have an enormous opportunity ahead of us as a region and state to grow the electric vehicle and charging infrastructure markets. Increased efforts are needed beyond these milestones, and with strong collaboration statewide, we will be able to help reach the governor’s goal.”

San Diego, though not the #1 city in terms of plug-in vehicle adoption in the U.S., is and has long been in the Top 10.

/stay classy

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5 responses to "San Diego Gets Its 10,000th Plug-In Vehicle On The Road"

  1. ggpa says:

    Remember that 4 cities account for 80% of LEAF sales (http://insideevs.com/nissan-ceo-ghosn-leaf-sales-success-profits/)

    My guess is if San Diego has 10000 EVs, then it was lumped into Los Angeles on that analysis. Or not?

    1. EVs in this case means both BEVs and PHEVs of which California has over 100,000. This means San Diego as about 10% of EVs in the state … sounds like a plausible number.

  2. Spec9 says:

    I wonder if the reduction in emissions is detectable.

  3. Spec9 says:

    That Freedom station needs solar panels.

  4. mike says:

    We need more charging stations along major interstates that safe to park in (well lit) and easy on easy off.