San Diego Utility achieves 20% Vehicle Fleet Electrification

Dec. 22, 2022
The company has electrified more than 20% of its over-the-road fleet and is on track to electrify 100 percent of its sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and passenger cars by 2030

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has completed electrification of more than 20 percent of its over-the-road fleet, as part of efforts to achieve a fully zero-emissions fleet by 2035.

The company says it is also on track to electrify 100 percent of its sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and passenger cars by 2030.

SDG&E recently added eight fully electric, Ford F-150 Lightning trucks as well as a zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell car to its fleet. The company’s fleet also includes vehicles with idle mitigation technologies and plug-in and non-plug-in hybrids.

“Our service trucks are out in our community daily, doing everything from routine appliance checks to equipment repairs, to keep energy flowing safely and reliably to our customers,” said SDG&E Vice President of Operations Support Jennifer Jett. “Our goal is for our fleet vehicles to leave no trace of pollution behind.”

SDG&E says it is aggressively decarbonizing its fleet as transportation is the single largest source of pollution in California, accounting for around 40 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. California aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2045.

The company has also developed a new analytical tool called the Community Impact Platform to prioritize decarbonization and other sustainability efforts in neighborhoods hit hardest by air pollution and climate change. The technology leverages advanced analytics to present various scenarios for replacing vehicles to cut emissions and enhance air quality.

Additionally, it has deployed more than 3,400 charging ports to date to support medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment.

SDG&E, based in San Diego, California, is a subsidiary of energy infrastructure company Sempra.