City of Chula Vista (California) Now Possesses EV Fleet Of 12 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Cars & 3 Chevy Bolts

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A new fleet of 12 Hyundai Ioniq Electric sedans and 3 Chevy Bolt EVs was revealed by the City of Chula Vista and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) at a recent event, giving residents a new look at the results of the half-cent sales tax increase known as Measure P that went into effect in 2016.

Accompanying the unveiling of the new plug-in electric vehicle fleet — which is to be used as part of the city’s senior volunteer patrol and code enforcement programs — an array of new charging stations was also unveiled at City Hall in Chula Vista.

The new plug-in electric vehicle charging stations were supplied by SDG&E itself, and represent a further expansion of earlier partnerships with the city focused around clean transit projects and emissions reductions.

A press release on the matter provides a few more details (via Green Car Congress): “Powered by Measure P, the half-cent sales tax approved by Chula Vista voters in 2016, the City purchased a fleet of 15 new long-range electric vehicles: 12 Hyundai Ioniqs and 3 Chevy Bolts…Later this year, the city intends to double its fleet of low and zero-emission vehicles. The city also received $150,000 in state rebate incentives for purchasing EVs.

“As part of its Power Your Drive program, SDG&E has been working with the City to install charging stations at its City Hall, Public Works Department, and Police Department. A total of 123 chargers will be installed with 71 installed and energized to date. In the San Diego region, transportation accounts for about 50% of the greenhouse gas emissions.”

Perhaps not the most important news, but it’s still interesting to see more and more fleets converted to plug-in electric vehicles. Expect to see more of the same as time goes by.

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