Los Angeles is often known as the “car capital of the world.”
Today, the city’s current mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, is firmly committed to plug-in electric vehicle technology, building upon the city’s historic EV deployment in the 1990s—and to leveraging the 117 public access electric chargers that remain, while they continue to add intelligent infrastructure pushing toward their goal of 80,000 EVs on the road by 2015.
His goal? Turn L.A. into the plug-in electric car capital of the world. The city is already demonstrating national and international leadership in this space.
In May at the World EV Cities and Ecosystems Conference hosted by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, Beth Jines, director of sustainability for the city of Los Angeles, spoke at the World EV Cities and Ecosystems Conference to discuss the importance of partnership and flexibility between cities and industry to get EVs on the road, how to develop the necessary infrastructure to support them.
Watch their conversation here (scroll to the bottom of the page to the video is titled "Post Conference Interview").
And, view all video coverage from the World EV Cities and Ecosystems conference here.
L.A. is one of 16 metropolitan areas featured in the EV City Casebook, which looks at innovative policies, incentives, and strategies of pioneers committed to improving air quality, economic health, and expanding mobility options for their citizens.