LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the release of the Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0, a strategy to help accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions.
The roadmap is a product of a partnership between the mayor’s office, Los Angeles County, the California Air Resources Board, automakers, labor groups, industry partners and cities across the county.
The Roadmap partners have committed to working collectively to achieve a 25% reduction in greenhouse gases and air pollution beyond existing commitments by 2028, according to Garcetti’s office.
The targets of the program include:
— making 30% of all light-duty passenger vehicles on the road
— ensuring 40% of all drayage and short haul trucks and 60% of medium
duty delivery trucks will be electric-powered,
— making a total of 84,000 public and workplace chargers available
for single-occupancy vehicles and 95,000 available for medium- and heavy-duty
— reducing single-occupancy by 20% and using zero-emission public
transportation, bikes, or other active transportation options.
Partners in the roadmap will work to investigate and test new smart- grid technologies to prepare for the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles.
They will also create zero-emission programs for low-income communities and work with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to identify opportunities to accelerate the installation and permitting of EV charging infrastructure.
More information on the Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0 can be found on their website or by downloading the PDF below.