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LADWP Considers New EVSE Rebates

February 2, 2016 in EVSE, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Latest Program Edition Would Grant $4,000 to Businesses

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power is considering granting rebates of up to $4,000 to businesses that install electric vehicle chargers under the latest round of the city’s “Charge-Up LA!” initiative.

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Previous rounds resulted in grants totaling $1.7 million for home EV chargers from May 2011 through June 2013 and, subsequently, approximately $1.1 million for more than 1,000 residential and 13 commercial EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) installations through this past November 13.

The proposed Charge-Up LA! extension would run from March 1 of this year through June 30, 2018. “The program goal is 1,500 residential rebates and 5,000 commercial (public and workplace) charger rebates,” states an LADWP staff summary.

Maximum expenditures under the proposal would be capped at $21.5 million.

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Source: LADWP with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Los Angeles Plans Largest EV Fleet

September 13, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

City Agencies to Lease 160 Pure Battery Vehicles and 128 PHEVs

Los Angeles will soon have bragging rights to the most all-electric vehicles of any city in America, as Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged to lease 160 battery electric vehicles and 128 plug-in hybrids “to advance sustainability goals and save taxpayers money.”

Los Angeles Pilot for EV Car-Sharing

July 27, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California Air Resources Board Awards a $1.6 Million Grant,
The Alternative to Private Cars ‘Offers a Glimpse of the Future’

The City of Los Angeles and community partners have been awarded a $1.6 million grant by the California Air Resources Board in support of a pilot project to provide electric vehicle car-sharing options in low-income communities. California Senator (and Senate president pro-tem) Kevin de León announced the project on Friday.

Odyne Delivers Its First Cal Plug-In

December 9, 2014 in EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘At Work with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power,’
Three More, Configured as Digger Derricks, Are on Order for 2015

Odyne Systems has delivered its first plug-in hybrid electric bucket truck in California, reporting today that the vehicle “is now at work at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.”

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