A power company in California has committed to installing thousands of electric vehicle charging stations within its coverage area in a bid to help the environment.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has just filed a series of proposals with the California Public Utilities Commission to install up to 90,000 electric vehicle charging stations.
The power company say they want to encourage the transition to EVs.
As part of the network installation the power company plans to install charging stations at residential homes, San Diego International Airport, and for commercial vehicle operators and taxi fleets in areas such as the Port of San Diego.
“SDG&E has spent more than a decade reducing our carbon footprint through the rapid expansion of clean energy.” said Caroline Winn, chief operating officer of SDG&E.
“We all want to breathe cleaner air, which means slowing down the impacts of climate change will require an increased focus on the areas that produce the most harmful emissions,”
“We are committed as a business and a community partner to improving lives by developing meaningful solutions.”
More than 40% of the power currently supplied to customers by SDG&E comes from renewable resources.