Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations
Electric vehicles (EVs) provide benefits for drivers, the environment, and the County. When you drive an EV, you can:
- Take advantage of convenient charging options including at home, at work, and at County facilities
- Enjoy lower fuel costs and less vehicle maintenance
- Help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department (ISD) Office of Energy and Environmental Services (EES) supports the increased adoption of EVs throughout the County. Learn more below.
OurCounty: LA County’s Sustainability Plan
In August 2019, LA County released OurCounty, a regional sustainability plan that outlines 12 intersectional focus areas for local government and other stakeholders including natural resource protection, pollution reduction, a transition to a green economy, and more.
Goal 7 of OurCounty focuses on A fossil fuel-free LA County, including a specific Strategy to create a zero-emission transportation system. Encouraging broad action with wide-ranging impact in support of this goal, EES will work to update the County’s fleet and install thousands of EV charging stations. Our specific actions, as detailed in OurCounty, will include:
- Revising and regularly updating the County’s fleet policy to require zero-emission vehicles or better whenever available and operationally feasible.
- Installing electric vehicle (EV) chargers at County facilities and properties for public, employee, and fleet use, prioritizing locations in disadvantaged communities.
- Engaging in partnerships, such as the Transportation Electrification Partnership, to promote the development of local advanced transportation manufacturing and maintenance.
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Find an EV Charging Station
- Visit the County EVSE Map for available charging stations at County facilities
- Find an EV Charging Station in your neighborhood
EV Rebates and Tax Credits
California residents can qualify for incentives and tax credits when you buy or lease an EV. Reward programs for EV owners include the following:
- SCE Clean Fuel Reward Program– Qualifying Southern California Edison customers can earn a rebate up to $1,000 when you buy or lease a new or used EV.
- California Vehicle RebateProgram– California residents who meet income level requirements can receive up to $7,000 to buy or lease eligible EV models.
- Federal EV Tax Credits – The federal government offers financial incentives to help lower the cost of buying an EV.
The County’s Internal Services Department Headquarters at 1100 Eastern Avenue completed construction of 27 new electric vehicle charging stations together with Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready Program. County employees need to download the Powerflex app to utilize the chargers. See the How-to-Guide for information on the app.