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Envoy provides cars to underserved communities through LACI community pilot programs

Envoy is proud to be a part of Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator (LACI) pilot program with the launch of the Rancho San Pedro location that provides electric cars to the community. Envoy vehicles are conveniently located next to the Rancho San Pedro Resident Advisory Building and can be booked by the hour or day through the Envoy Mobility app.

In 2018, LACI established the unprecedented regional collaboration, Transportation Electrification Partnership (TEP), to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and air pollution by the time of the 2028 Olympics. TEP set ambitious targets, and now are pursuing pilots and policies to achieve these goals.

"Pilots are a focal point to LACI's work because it is imperative that these technologies be accessible to the community." - Jose Hernandez, LACI Community Engagement Manager.

"The EV pilot was a good chance for us to do something that not just helps the community with transportation but is affordable and safe while still aligning with our motto of social justice and sustainability." - Gabriel Carrillo, Community Organizer, Pacoima Beautiful.

The cars are stationed at the HACLA Rancho San Pedro property, providing direct and affordable access to EV’s to Rancho San Pedro residents. The pilot which began in December 2020 is made possible by a grant to LACI from the State of California.

Read more about results of the pilot programs on the LACI website: From policy to action: EV car share success in two Los Angeles under-resourced communities

"Since launching these pilots across Los Angeles, we have heard of several ways that families have benefited through these programs," added Hernandez.

"I use this car to go to my doctor. To go grocery shopping. To drop my kids at school and for work. We use them for a lot of different things," said Beatriz Mendez, resident and Community Coach, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.

"So far LACI has invested more then a million dollars in affordable mobility solutions for disadvantaged communities throughout LA County and has launched a first in the nation zero emissions delivery zone in Santa Monica," shared Meg Arnold, LACI SVP Market Transformation.

Furthering their work, Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator (LACI) held the 2nd Annual Transportation Electrification Partnership (TEP) summit in December 2021. Broadcast live from LADWP’s La Kretz Innovation Campus, this hybrid event featured 63 speakers, 6 elected officials, 2 federal agency representatives, 7 LACI startup founders, and numerous other VIPs and partners. Together, they shared progress towards ambitious regional and state transportation. You can watch the recorded event on their YouTube Channel

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