(Electric Vehicle Consumer Guide

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner

San Diego County, Calif., CA

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About the Program

Category: County Resiliency (Best in Category)

Year: 2022

As part of the County of San Diego’s (County) implementation of its Electric Vehicle Roadmap, Planning & Development Services (PDS) released the Electric Vehicle (EV) Consumer Guide website (https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/ev-consumerguide) to provide the public with resources to help answer popular questions about owning zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs). Launched in July 2021, the website includes technical support, education, and outreach to increase ZEV use and charging station installations throughout the San Diego region. The website is a consolidated source of consumer-friendly resources that provides information about the benefits of EV ownership, a fuel cost comparison calculator, tools to help the public search for and compare EV models, charger installation procedures and available incentives. To ensure the site is user-friendly, it includes important EV information that can help different audiences ― families, residents of multifamily developments and low-income users ― and all content is language accessible. The public’s use of the EV Consumer Guide has been positive. There have been over 7,100 views to the website in its first six months and it currently averages nearly 40 views per week. County staff review and update the website to keep up to date with the latest EV technology, incentives and educational materials.

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