LA’s New Car Share Program Offers Electric Vehicles to Low-Income Drivers

July 30, 2016
Funded by state cap-and-trade revenue, Los Angeles' program will introduce an electric car-sharing fleet to lower carbon emissions and serve disadvantaged communities.
Funded by state cap-and-trade revenue, Los Angeles’ program will introduce an electric car-sharing fleet to lower carbon emissions and serve disadvantaged communities.
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Last Saturday, the City of Los Angeles, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) unveiled their collaborative effort to implement a first-of-its-kind carsharing pilot program focused on serving low-income L.A. residents. The program, which will introduce approximately 100 electric and hybrid carsharing vehicles and more than 100 charging stations in and around Central Los Angeles, aims to raise public awareness about electric vehicles while also expanding access to jobs and reducing air pollution and transportation costs.

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