According to San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego, California is the nation's "green transportation leader."

What is it that makes San Diego the leader?  Well, the region is supposedly home to the highest per capita electric vehicle ownership of any area in the country.

At the most recent count, San Diego has over 6,000 electric vehicles on its roads and, as San Diego Gas & Electric says, residents of the area are driving the transition to electric vehicles and are doing their part for the sustainability of the world.

San Diego Gas and Electric Time-of-Use Rate Chart

San Diego Gas and Electric Time-of-Use Rate Chart

San Diego lays claim to having one of the nation's most comprehensive public charging deployments.  All told, some 500 publicly-accessible charging stations are in the San Diego area.

CleanTECH San Diego is one of the primary reasons why San Diego is in the EV-leading position today.  CleanTECH's goal is to "stimulate innovation and advance the adoption of clean technologies and sustainable industry practices for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the greater San Diego region."

Jim Waring, executive chair and co-founder of CleanTECH San Diego, stated:

“San Diego is fast becoming the nation’s electric vehicle capital.  These clean, emissions-free vehicles promote innovation and new economic opportunities for the area, help preserve the local environment and demonstrate San Diego’s leadership as a sustainable city.”

Source: San Diego Gas and Electric