Port of San Diego Adding Electric Vehicles to Fleet

Port of San Diego
Port of San Diego
The Port of San Diego is purchasing 14 electric trucks and vans to add to its existing fleet of vehicles, such as the ones pictured. Photo: POSD.

More than a dozen electric vehicles are scheduled to arrive next year at the Port of San Diego.

Port commissioners recently voted to spend $820,000 to buy 14 electric vehicles from National Auto Fleet Group.

The 10 medium-duty pickup trucks and four vans will launch the port’s conversion to a zero emissions fleet, replacing gas or diesel-powered vehicles, the port said March 9.

The purchase puts into action the port’s Maritime Clean Air Strategy goals set forth by the community and other stakeholders, Dan Malcolm, chair of the port’s Board of Port Commissioners said.

“Not only is our approach to improving air quality among the most aggressive in the country, but we have also outlined how we will deliver,” he said. “The purchase of these electric vehicles shows we take the health of those who live, work and play on and near the waterfront seriously.”

By Karen Robes Meeks