Last week the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and its partners released the Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0 which seeks to accelerate the deployment of zero-emissions electric cars, buses and trucks, and charging stations across Los Angeles.
“Our Roadmap 2.0 charts a course toward a healthier region with a cleaner transit network,” said Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti in a statement, “[it] draws up a blueprint for cities worldwide to follow, so all of us can invest in the smart policies and green energy that will strengthen our families’ well-being and quality of life for generations to come,” he continued.
The plan comes as an embodiment of the commitment from members the Transportation Electrification Partnership (TEP) to develop policies, establish pilots, and discover strategies to realist the targets in the Roadmap.
According to LACI, the Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap aims to go 25 percent beyond the existing commitments tied to California state law and the Paris Climate Accord for reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. TEP’s commitment seeks to achieve this goal through three reported calls to action:
- Electric vehicles account for 30 percent of all light-duty passenger vehicles on the road and at least 80 percent of all vehicles sold;
- 20 percent of all trips in single occupancy vehicles shift to zero emissions public transport, bikes or other active transportation options;
- All public investments into surface vehicles and related infrastructure for goods movement will advance zero emissions solutions and that the I-710 is the first zero emissions goods movement corridor in the nation.
With the world coming to LA for the 2028 Olympics, the regions ambitions align well to set an example for the masses.