Southern California Regional Collaborative Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Installation and Upgrade SoCal EV Ready Project
To prepare for the rollout of plug-in electric vehicles in the Los Angeles region, the Southern California Regional Collaborative (SCRC) will install and upgrade plug-in electric (PEV) chargers in multiple locations throughout the Los Angeles Metropolitan Region. The SCRC is comprised of 23 public agency partners as well as private sector participants.
Market launch announcements by major auto manufacturers, the quantity of battery electric vehicles in the 1990s, and hybrid vehicle market penetration in Southern California strongly suggests that the six-county Southern California region in SCRC will have the largest market penetration of PEVs in the United States. Forty-five percent of hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) sold nationally were sold in the Los Angeles region and the demand for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in the Los Angeles area is also expected to be strong. The SoCal EV Ready Project will fund at least 315 upgrades and new chargers for fleets, workplace and public locations. The number of installations will depend on the availability of partnership funding.
The Energy Commission is providing $840,750.
Project partners are matching an equal amount.
The Southern California Regional Collaborative is comprised of 23 member public agency partners. These Partners include:
- City of Anaheim
- City of Beverly Hills
- City of Claremont
- City of El Segundo
- City of Inglewood
- City of Long Beach
- City of Los Angeles
- City of Palmdale
- City of Pasadena
- City of Santa Monica
- City of South Pasadena
- City of Thousand Oaks
- County of Los Angeles
- County of San Bernardino
- California State University, Fullerton
- California State University, Los Angeles
- Long Beach City College
- Los Angeles Community College District
- University of California, Irvine
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- California Department of Transportation, District 7
- South Coast Air Quality Management District
Southern California has established a regional coalition that ranges from the ocean to the desert and Santa Barbara County through Orange County. It represents a population of approximately 18 million and is one of the most environmentally challenged regions in the nation. PEVs in the Southern California market will reduce the region’s dependence on petroleum, with reductions in GHG emissions and criteria air pollutants, including air toxics. The annual GHG savings for each electric vehicle is estimated at 4.6 tons of CO2.The chargers will support existing and new PEVs expected to enter the market over the next several years. These charging stations will encourage PEV sales and give new PEV drivers confidence to travel throughout the region. The geographic distribution of project partners will ensure that some fueling infrastructure is available across a broad area. The SCRC project will also create hundreds of jobs in the electric transportation field and benefit the entire California-based EV-related industry. Establishment of the Los Angeles region as a PEV-ready area could also attract potential “EV Readiness” federal funding.
Grant Agreement Number: ARV-10-045