Los Angeles Pilots the Nation’s First EV Rideshare

In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti pioneered BlueLA, the nation’s first all-electric carshare program designed to serve low income residents. BlueLA exemplifies a successful publicprivate partnership with a comprehensive community outreach and engagement process. The program is a unique blend of leveraged funds from California’s Cap-and-Trade program, a local city match, and the backing of a committed carshare operator identified through a competitive solicitation to the private sector. With stations located throughout some of LA’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods, members of the local community are employed by BlueLA to lead on outreach and education. The program is expected to take at least one thousand vehicles off the road by 2020 while saving Angelenos money and giving them high quality, affordable, and clean mobility options.

"Here in Los Angeles, sustainability isn’t just an issue area—it’s a value that guides everything we do. From building the largest public EV charging network in the country to offering new greenhouse gas-free mobility options to Angelenos, we know the climate leadership we show today will protect public health, drive innovation, and grow our economy.”


Eric Garcetti,
Mayor of Los Angeles