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3,000 Charging Stations For Electric Trucks And Buses Coming To San Diego

Electric engine sits where a diesel engine used to be in this cargo hauling truck at TransPower headquarters, on Feb. 28, 2018.
Erik Anderson
Electric engine sits where a diesel engine used to be in this cargo hauling truck at TransPower headquarters, on Feb. 28, 2018.
The electric station program is part of the state’s Climate Action Plan mandate. It’s also hoped that electrifying transport trucks will improve the chronically polluted air in the neighborhoods near the Port of San Diego, including Barrio Logan, Logan Heights and Sherman Heights.

State regulators have approved a program to build 3,000 charging stations for electric trucks and buses in San Diego County.

SDG&E will spend more than $107 million over the next five years on the effort. The utility said the cost will be shouldered by ratepayers who will see an increase in their monthly bills totaling an estimated $4.57 a year for the average residential customer, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

The electric station program is part of the state’s Climate Action Plan mandate. One goal of the program is that electrifying transport trucks will improve the chronically polluted air in the neighborhoods near the Port of San Diego, including Barrio Logan, Logan Heights and Sherman Heights.

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Union-Tribune energy reporter Rob Nikolewski wrote about the program and joins Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the details.