Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrated a $25 million investment on June 29 for zero emission vehicle infrastructure to help meet goals in the mayor’s Green New Deal and the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Air Action Plan.
“The clean transportation revolution is not a distant dream for a far-off future; it’s a reality happening on our streets and at our ports right now,” Garcetti said.
The $25 million grant, which comes from a $200 million commitment from Electrify America’s California ZEV Investment program, will help fund fast-charging technology, renewable energy storage, energy management infrastructure and public charging depots. As part of an agreement with the United States government, Volkswagen agreed to invest $2 billion over 10 years in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, education and access. Through its subsidiary, Electrify America, the company is investing $800 million in California over 10 years.
The Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest port complex, currently serves a fleet of more than 18,000 trucks. The shift to zero-emission technologies at the port is a result of Los Angeles’ commitments in the Clean Air Action Plan.
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