Los Angeles Aims for Zero-Emission Transportation

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September 17, 2018, 1:00 PM PDT

By Elana Eden

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A new plan being developed by the city and county of Los Angeles, regional utilities, and car companies aims to significantly reduce emissions and air pollution from the transportation sector over the next 10 years. The Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap focuses primarily on electrification of passenger vehicles and heavy-duty vehicles, like public buses and freight trucks, as well as encouraging shared and active transportation modes. Adele Peters reports in Fast Company:

In 10 years, according to the Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap … as many as 45% of private cars and trucks will be electric. They’ll use as many as 130,000 new public chargers. Between 50% and 100% of shared cars will be electric. All new buses will be electric; the entire bus fleet will be between 80% and 100% electric. Semis at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will begin to shift to electric power. Between 25% and 50% of delivery trucks will be electric. Delivery drones, if they appear, will also be electric.

Peters notes that the plan is still being fleshed out, with some targets still vaguely defined. Next year, a second road map is expected to be released with more specific goals and concrete action recommendations.

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