Board Adopts LA County’s First Zero-Emission Vehicle Master Plan

Board Adopts LA County’s First Zero-Emission Vehicle Master Plan 1024 888 Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath


April 23, 2024

Los Angeles, CAToday, Lindsey P. Horvath, Chair of the Board of Supervisors introduced an unanimously adopted motion bringing Los Angeles County closer to its goals of an expanded electric vehicle (EV) charger infrastructure, enhanced charger reliability, and a fully zero-emissions fleet by 2035.

“Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the electrification of the transportation sector is essential to a healthier environment,” said Board Chair Lindsey P. Horvath. “With this Zero Emissions Vehicle Master Plan, Los Angeles County will address the growing need for a network of reliable public chargers, supporting electric vehicles as a practical option for renters and Angelenos across the region.”

There are currently around 30,000 publicly available chargers in Los Angeles County, short of the County’s goal of 60,000 chargers by 2025. This disparity has disproportionate impacts on disinvested communities, renters, and other residents who don’t have access to at-home charging but want to transition to a zero-emission vehicle.

“As we work to electrify our transportation infrastructure, it’s important that the greatest investment goes into the communities that have been overburdened by environmental injustices,” said Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell. “I’m proud that today we are setting the path forward to build an equitable infrastructure network required to charge electric vehicles at a scale needed to help reduce both local and global warming pollution, while also creating more clean energy careers and opportunities for those who live in our communities.”

The Zero-Emission Vehicle Master Plan works to resolve these challenges by expanding deployment of the County’s charging infrastructure, promoting the reliability of the overall charging network, and ensuring our permitting and zoning prioritize EV adoption. The Master Plan will also support the workforce needed to service zero-emission vehicles and chargers, as well as prioritize individuals who have faced barriers to employment for this “green jobs” transition.

Investments in expanded infrastructure is on the way with the County’s Recommended Budget including $3.8 million to expand EV charging stations at County facilities for the public and the County’s EV fleet.

Adoption of the Zero-Emission Vehicle Master Plan comes during Earth Month and follows the Board’s adopted of the 2045 Climate Action Plan, which provides a roadmap to reduce carbon emissions significantly from the County’s transportation and building sectors.

Earlier this month, the Board also adopted Chair Horvath’s motion to accelerate renewable energy projects throughout Los Angeles County and approved a five-signature letter to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in support of granting a Clean Air Act waiver to the State.

For more information, read the motion here.



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