Charging Ahead in South and East L.A., and the San Fernando Valley
With a vision to make electric vehicles accessible to all, LADWP is focusing on south and east Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. By installing cutting-edge EV Fast-Charging Station Plazas, they're driving the city closer to its ambitious goal of 100% carbon-free energy by 2035.
Community and Faith-Based Partnerships: A New Dawn
LADWP's strategy includes forming vital partnerships with local landowners and organizations. Churches like the City of Refuge in West Rancho Dominguez and Restoration-Los Angeles in South L.A. are joining the cause. As Bishop Noel Jones from the City of Refuge Church puts it, “...church folk can come and get charged while they’re in church,” combining faith and environmental stewardship.
More Than Just Charging Stations – A Step Towards Equity
This initiative is part of the broader "Powered by Equity" campaign, aimed at rectifying past energy inequities and promoting a just, clean energy transition. Researchers from UCLA and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have contributed to this effort, offering strategies to ensure equitable clean energy investments in L.A.
LADWP’s Hope Street Headquarters: A Glimpse of Tomorrow
The parking lot at LADWP's Hope Street headquarters is a prime example of what these new plazas will offer. With 24 Level 2 chargers and three DC fast chargers, it's a glimpse into a future where electric vehicles are the norm.
Financial Incentives: Making EVs Accessible to All
To make electric vehicles a viable option for more Angelenos, LADWP has boosted its rebate for used electric vehicles. Those participating in the Lifeline or EZ-SAVE programs can now receive up to $4,000 in rebates, making EV ownership a reality for more families.
The Road Ahead: A Unified Approach
As L.A. moves towards 100% renewable energy, coordination between LADWP and other city departments is crucial. This collaborative effort promises a greener, more sustainable L.A., where the benefits of renewable energy are shared by all.