The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) chose a carsharing project headed by Pacoima Beautiful as one of the recipients of the Zero Emissions Mobility and Community Pilot Project Fund, thr group announced.
Pacoima Beautiful will work with LACI to build an EV carsharing program with startup companies Envoy and Pick My Solar, to test membership levels, payment models, and barriers to entry for EV adoption.
“For too long families in Pacoima have suffered from the burdens of pollution and poor air quality that cause too many missed school days and trips to the emergency room,” Veronica Padilla, executive director of Pacoima Beautiful, said in a statement. “Zero-emissions transportation solutions exist today to help solve these problems and our community is poised to take advantage of them. We can’t wait to begin developing and deploying our EV car share program with our partners at LACI.”
The Zero Emissions Mobility and Community Pilot Project Fund was announced by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in May 2019 to help meet the goals of L.A.’s Green New Deal by delivering creative solutions to cut air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, spur innovation, and make good on the commitment to environmental justice.
LACI will work with community partners including community based organizations and technology providers in San Pedro, Pacoima, Long Beach, and Huntington Park to scope, build, operate ,and provide ongoing maintenance and technical assistance for zero-emissions mobility pilot projects costing up to $100,000 in each community while providing additional resources for each project.