A Los Angeles City Council committee sought reports Thursday from various departments to help meet the city’s Electric Vehicle Master Plan.
The EV Master Plan, approved by the Council in April, seeks to develop an entirely electric fleet of more than 10,000 city-owned vehicles and deploy EV charging infrastructure across the city.
The Council’s Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and River Committee instructed city departments to review their budgets and identify planned gas-powered vehicle purchases that could instead be electric vehicles. It also requested reports on the infrastructure needed to update and expand the city’s electric vehicle network.
At the next progress report in six months, all city departments were requested to provide updates on electric vehicle leasing and purchases. The committee also asked for a plan to provide enough electricity to meet the demand with an influx in electric vehicles.
“Angelenos deserve to breathe clean air and live healthy, productive lives,” said Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, who chairs the committee. “Our work to electrify the city vehicle fleet and equitably distribute charging infrastructure across Los Angeles is well underway, taking fossil fuel-powered vehicles off our roads and cleaning our air for future generations.”
Over the last five years, the city has installed 350 electric vehicle chargers, 140 for the city fleet and 210 for the public and city employees at 19 facilities across the city.
The EV Master Plan will be done in coordination with the city’s LA100 initiative to be 100% carbon-free by 2035. It is expected to bring 45,000 EV charging stations to Los Angeles by 2025, according to O’Farrell’s office.