San Diego receiving federal funding for new electric-vehicle charging stations
More than $7 billion in federal funding has been allocated to build electric vehicle charging stations nationwide over the next five years.
Clean energy advocates hope that this will help bring California closer to its goal of selling only zero-emission new vehicles by 2035.
A crucial part of this funding is to make owning, and charging, an electric vehicle possible for all San Diegans no matter which community they live in, or whether they own or rent their home.
"The cost to fuel it is less, the cost to maintain it is less, and so if we can help bridge that gap over the entry point, then it can help a lot of folks who want to adopt it," said Nathan Fletcher, chair of the San Diego Board of Supervisors.