The Port of San Diego is improving transportation along San Diego Bay and reducing emissions.
From increasing the use of alternative fuels in our municipal fleet to advancing the electrification of freight movement in our region, the Port’s transportation initiatives are an important component of the Climate Action Plan. Providing increased options for visitors to the waterfront through connections to public transit, walking, biking, and new forms of mobility will be key factors in achieving long-term greenhouse gas reduction goals.
The promotion of electric and alternative fueled vehicles is a key initiative in the Port’s Climate Action Plan to reduce emissions and improve air quality. In collaboration with our tenants and regional stakeholders, Port staff have pursued grant opportunities and purchases supporting a variety of initiatives for the electrification of light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles on the Port Waterfront. Initiatives focus on increasing alternative fuels and electric vehicles into the Port’s municipal fleet and freight sector while investing in infrastructure to increase vehicle charging. Expanding opportunities for transit, biking and walking, and programs to reduce vehicle emissions are important components of the Port’s Clean Transportation goals.
Electric Vehicle Charging
Electrification of transportation—from cars to heavy-duty vehicles—is inevitable. To champion a sustainable waterfront and seaport, the Port is installing the infrastructure to prepare for more electric vehicles and equipment. Electric vehicle charging stations are already installed in some parks and public areas, and stations are designated for installation located at our own facilities for fleet use as well as employees. Working with partners such as San Diego Gas and Electric, the Port is piloting EV Charging for medium and heavy-duty freight equipment.