BlueLA, a unique 100% electric vehicle (EV) car-sharing program developed by Blue Solutions launched in the city. The program is the nation’s largest ever to benefit underserved communities.
BlueLA Carsharing’s initial stations are located at key hubs such as Los Angeles City College, Koreatown, MacArthur Park, and downtown Los Angeles. Expansion will continue at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Echo Park, and Westlake, and the number of stations will continue to increase in all these areas. The program will increase sustainable transportation alternatives and help improve air quality of residents in these areas. By the end of 2018, 100 self-service electric vehicles will be available in 40 locations, and the program should triple in size by the end of 2021.
BlueLA Carsharing’s vision is to transform mobility and connections between underserved areas of Los Angeles by offering to residents of these areas green transportation options in line with the EV goals set by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Sustainable City pLAn, the mayor’s roadmap for a cleaner environment and stronger economy.
BlueLA has set competitive rates to ensure the service is accessible to all Angelenos, including lower-income families. The service’s monthly fee is $1 or $5, and usage is $0.15 or $0.20 per minute of drive time. As an introductory offer, all new users will receive the first three hours of drive time for the price of one, $9 for lower-income families or $12 for standard members. Online registration is accessible via the BlueLA website. Users can then book their first ride via the BlueLA app available on app stores.