Mayor Garcetti joins Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator to announce new transportation electrification targets

The Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0 accelerates the deployment of zero-emission cars, buses, trucks, and charging infrastructure across the L.A. Region

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today joined elected officials, policy leaders, automakers, and industry partners at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to announce the release of the Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0 — an ambitious blueprint to help cities accelerate progress on goals to reduce emissions.

“We can’t turn the tide on the climate crisis until we work across sectors and city limits to put the brakes on dangerous pollution and kick our zero emissions transportation future into high gear,” said Mayor Garcetti. “The Roadmap charts a course toward a cleaner transit network — and draws up a blueprint for cities worldwide to follow, so all of us can invest in the smart policies and green energy that will strengthen our families’ well-being and quality of life for generations to come.”

The Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0 is a product of a partnership between the Office of Mayor Garcetti, L.A. County, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), automakers, labor groups, industry partners, and cities across L.A. County.

For the second edition of the Roadmap, partners have committed to working collectively toward new, specific targets to achieve a 25% reduction in greenhouse gases and air pollution beyond existing commitments by 2028. These targets work to ensure:

  • 30% of all light-duty passenger vehicles on the road will be electric  
  • 40% of all drayage and short haul trucks and 60% of medium duty delivery trucks will be electric 
  • A total of 84,000 public and workplace chargers are available for single occupancy vehicles, and 95,000 are available for medium and heavy duty trucks 
  • A 20% mode shift from single occupancy vehicles to zero emission public transportation, bikes, or other active transportation options

In addition to the new targets, the Roadmap will help guide the City of Los Angeles in its work to meet the goals of L.A.’s Green New Deal. Specifically, partners in the Roadmap will work with the City to pilot zero-emission delivery zones to help determine street and curb usage regulations; investigate and test new smart-grid technologies to prepare for the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles; create zero-emission mobility pilots for low-income communities; and work with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to identify opportunities to accelerate the installation and permitting of EV charging infrastructure.  

“The bold goals laid out in the Zero Emissions Roadmap 2.0 and the commitments made by the partners in the Transportation Electrification Partnership are key to ensuring that our region addresses the challenge of transportation — the largest source of California’s GHGs and the region’s air pollution,” stated Matt Petersen, LACI President and CEO. “We can only accelerate the impact of our action by working together.”

“The Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0 report doubles down on the bold steps we must take to accelerate clean air and climate action in Los Angeles and across the state,” said Chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Mary D. Nichols. “Together, we can serve as a model for California, the nation, and the world by building a state of the art transportation system that moves people and goods cleanly, efficiently and sustainably throughout the region.”

“Clean air is a critical issue for all of us, especially the communities that have shouldered the burden of our transportation system and the harmful air pollution that it creates,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. “I look forward to working with LACI and know that — with this 2028 Roadmap as a guide — together we will forge the future of transportation for the health and welfare of all those in our communities.”

For more information on the Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0, please visit https://laincubator.org/roadmap/.