ISD’s Role in Reaching State and County Sustainability Goals

Need Help Applying for and Executing a Southern California Edison Charge Ready II Project?

The ISD Clean Transportation Team has developed a short informational brochure and Charge Ready Project Implementation Checklists.  This User Guide was developed to support cities and private entities participate in the SCE Charge Ready Program.  LA County has already successfully completed six projects under Charge Ready Pilot and Bridge, and is currently SCE’s largest public agency partner on Charge Ready II.  If you have any questions, contact us at EVProgram@isd.lacounty.gov.

California has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 2020 emission levels by 2030. In our State, the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions comes from the transportation sector. To address the challenges set by our greenhouse gas reduction target, the State has a goal of 250,000 charging stations and 5 million EVs on the road by 2030. Governor Newsom also signed an Executive Order in September 2020 stating that, within 15 years, all new passenger vehicles sold in California will be zero-emissions. These policies are projected to reduce emissions from the transportation sector by 16%.

The County’s goals align with and support the State’s GHG and transportation electrification goals. In August 2019, the County released OurCounty, a regional sustainability plan that outlines 12 focus areas to address natural resource protection, clean transportation, expanding parks and public spaces, pollution reduction, a transition to a green economy, and more.

ISD is tasked with implementing Goal 7: A fossil fuel-free LA County, by creating a zero-emission transportation system. Encouraging broad action with wide-ranging impact in support of this goal, ISD is expanding the County zero-emission fleet and installing thousands of EVSE for fleet, employee, and public use. Our specific actions, as detailed in OurCounty, will include:

  • -Installing EV chargers at County facilities and properties for public, employee, and fleet use, prioritizing locations in disadvantaged communities.
  • -Revising and regularly updating the County’s fleet policy to require zero-emission vehicles or better whenever available and operationally feasible.
  • -Provide training, resources, and information to employees and the public to promote adoption of zero-emission vehicles.
  • -Engaging in partnerships to promote the development of local advanced transportation manufacturing and maintenance.