The NCSA electric vehicle (EV) advisory and working group wants to help ensure that the millions of dollars in rebates from LADWP:
1. are equitably distributed to all Los Angeles communities
2. improve transportation access in areas where it is currently limited, and
3. reduce air pollution in neighborhoods that are already overburdened with poor air quality.
We are looking for large apartment buildings, businesses, and community gathering places where we can help install EV chargers, and maybe shared EVs for EV-sharing services, too!
What’s an EV-sharing service? It provides EVs that are conveniently located around the city and can be picked up and dropped off with a swipe of your membership card. An example is BlueLA.
o Revenue from charging
o Upgraded electrical system
o Investment in your property (gas cars are getting phased out—it’s time to get ready!)
o Amenity for customers, employees, & tenants
Who can participate:
o Owners of private parking lots with public access (e.g., churches)
o Property managers/owners of commercial buildings (e.g., workplaces and stores)
o Owners/managers of multi-unit apartment buildings (if you have at least 2 parking spaces that aren’t assigned to specific tenants)
LADWP offers rebates for EV chargers that are installed at “commercial” locations (including any property that is not a single-family home) to help offset the cost of installing chargers. There are rebates for what are known as Level 2 charging stations of up to $5,000 per charging station in disadvantaged communities (as defined by the California Environmental Protection Agency—most of the city of LA qualifies) and $4,000 in non-disadvantaged communities.
We are partnering with companies that install EV chargers and manage EV-sharing services. We reach out to communities to identify viable sites for EV chargers and EV-sharing.
EV charging equipment companies apply for the funding and complete the project. Some companies are willing to pay upfront for the charging equipment and receive the rebate directly, so there would be little or no cost to the property owner, depending on the existing electrical configuration, and no need to pay upfront and wait for the rebate! For an example, check out EV Connect.
EVs for people to borrow would be placed at locations where users would like to use an EV but do not want (or need) to own one. People would be able to rent a car at low cost, or possibly no cost with advertisements placed at the charging site.
Please contact Lisa Hart of the NCSA EV advisory and working group if you know of an appropriate site for community EV chargers and/or shared EVs:
[email protected]; 323.660.2780
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