Green Commuter has launched the first open all-electric carsharing service in Los Angeles.
The vehicles are available to the public through the Green Commuter app. Once registered, members can locate and rent Green Commuter Tesla Model X vehicles by the hour or weekend, according to the company.
“Angelenos understand the impacts of congestion; L.A.’s bad traffic is an enormous waste of time and carries high human costs in terms of public health and the environment,” said Gustavo Occhiuzzo, CEO of Green Commuter. “Ridesharing and carsharing with electric vehicles brings tremendous benefits in terms of reduced traffic and improved air quality, while providing mobility and commuting savings to its users.”
Green Commuter is a vanpooling, carsharing, and fleet replacement company based in Los Angeles. The company’s services are centered on zero-emission vehicles. Green Commuter leases electric vehicles (EVs) to vanpoolers during commuting hours and to carshare users or companies for fleet replacement the rest of the time.
Green Commuter launched a 20-vehicle car-sharing program in Chattanooga last year and implemented its vanpooling program in Los Angeles earlier this year. Fleet vehicles are currently stationed at four locations.
“Congratulations to Green Commuter for bringing this zero-waste, clean transportation solution to our city,” said Councilmember Jose Huizar, city of Los Angeles. “Their services reflect our city’s progressive, environmental protection policies that make Los Angeles one of the greenest cities in the nation.”
“We are excited to see Green Commuter playing a leadership role in the utilization of electric vehicles for public carsharing,” said Matt Petersen, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). “This mobility option is a powerful tool supporting our vision of electrification of transportation in the fight against climate change.”