SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The city of San Diego will add 117 charging stations for electric vehicles at public facilities by the end of this year, under a plan unanimously approved Tuesday by the City Council.
The installations are part of a federally funded program to improve electric vehicle infrastructure and study the habits of drivers.
The charging stations will be located in existing parking lots at libraries, recreation centers and other city buildings. According to a staff report, those kinds of locations were chosen because drivers are more likely to stay awhile.
Customers will pay 50 cents per kilowatt hour to fill their batteries.
"We just need to give people more opportunities to build the infrastructure, to make these changes, reduce our carbon footprint and improve the environment," Councilman Todd Gloria said.
There are about 1,900 electric vehicles in use in San Diego, according to San Diego Gas & Electric.
Sunny San Diego weather continues Monday, with sunny skies and near or above average afternoon temperatures. This pattern will continue until Wednesday-Thursday when a low pressure passes to the north, bringing clouds, cooler temperatures, and even a small chance of light rain.
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An investigation was underway Sunday into a possible arson attack at a mosque in Escondido, according to authorities.
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San Diego Habitat for Humanity dedicated the first four homes of an affordable housing community in Logan Heights on Saturday.
At least one person was killed and three were injured in a crash on state Route 163 in Balboa Park early Saturday morning.
Chaos ensued on a Phoenix freeway on Friday morning after a car crashed off the side of the road. As witnesses pulled over to help, they saw a man stabbing a woman to death.
Sheriff's deputies arrested more than two dozen people as part of a warrant sweep in South Bay on Saturday -- including a man who tried to resist being taken into custody.