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L.A. Mayor launches zero-emissions mobility pilot fund

Posted on May 3, 2019

The Pilot Project Fund is supported by funds from TEP partners along with the State of California’s California Workforce Development Board.
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The Pilot Project Fund is supported by funds from TEP partners along with the State of California’s California Workforce Development Board.
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Fresh from his announcement for a Green New Deal for Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti joined the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and the Transportation Electrification Partnership (TEP) to announce a new mobility pilot program for clean air, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and bringing the benefits of the green economy to disadvantaged communities.

The Zero Emissions Mobility and Community Pilot Project Fund will dedicate at least $300,000 for proposed solutions — along with technical assistance from LACI and TEP partners — in three disadvantaged communities in the City and County of Los Angeles. Proposals from communities, as well as mobility solution providers, will be accepted effective immediately.

The Mayor also showcased zero-emission mobility pilot projects installed by LACI and LADWP at the La Kretz Innovation Campus, which is a living lab for new technologies. LADWP proposed the idea and provided funding for these solutions, including EV scooters and charging solutions from LACI portfolio companies CLEVR, FreeWire, MOEV, and Perch Mobility, along with TEP partner BMW.

 “We cannot wait another moment to fight the climate crisis with everything at our disposal — and that starts with lower emissions and more options on our roads and rail lines,” said Mayor Garcetti. “The Zero Emissions Mobility and Community Pilot Project Fund will help us meet the goals of L.A.’s Green New Deal by delivering creative solutions to cut pollution, spur innovation, and make good on our commitment to environmental justice in every community.”

In addition, global innovators Nissan North America, Audi, and Proterra were announced as TEP’s newest members, representing an investment in L.A. as well as a commitment to zero emissions transportation. These companies join 20 other TEP partners, including Mayor Garcetti, CARB, SCE, DWP, L.A. Metro, County of L.A., BMW, PCS Energy, Itron, and others.

The Zero Emissions Mobility and Community Pilot Project Fund will be deployed in disadvantaged communities throughout the City and County of Los Angeles in areas that need zero-emission mobility solutions and reduced air pollution and co-benefits such as workforce and economic development. The Pilot Project Fund is supported by funds from TEP partners along with the State of California’s California Workforce Development Board.

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