The City of Los Angeles is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of EV owners in permitting and inspecting home charger installations. Through collaboration only possible in a City of 4 million residents that owns its own electric utility and runs building & safety permitting and inspections, the City of LA is offering instant online EV Home Charger permitting approval and expedited charger inspection and meter installation.
Our expedited approvals are second to none for US Cities and will set the standard for cutting bureaucratic red tape that can otherwise frustrate drivers making the change to an EV.
Processes that in other areas can take weeks for new and prospective EV owners, have been cut to hours and days in the City of Los Angeles.
• Home Charger Permits can be obtained instantly online at https://www.permitla.org
• Building & Safety Inspections within 24 hours
• Meter Installations completed within 48 hours
City of LA Time from EV Purchase to Plug-in: Under 7 Days
That’s the LA EV Advantage!
LADWP Electric Vehicle Program
GETTING LOS ANGELES EV READY
With at least a dozen models of electric or plug-in hybrid cars expected to hit the U.S. market in the next three years, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Electric Vehicle Program aims to ensure the seamless integration of EVs into Los Angeles’ electric grid, accommodating new electricity demand from EVs without compromising grid reliability. The program expands LADWP’s existing electric charging infrastructure, while also encouraging at-home, off peak charging of EVs through discounted rates for EV owners and will soon offer subsidized charger installation for 5,000 qualifying EV customers.
WHY GO EV
Electric Vehicles benefit both the environment and the economy. By using electricity rather than gasoline – a carbon-based fossil fuel – electric vehicles produce less greenhouse gas emissions and will reduce the city’s carbon footprint. Electric vehicles will also help boost the City’s green economy. Earlier this year, Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD announced that it will locate its North American headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, a move expected to create green-collar jobs and spur related businesses. The cost on a per-mile basis for charging versus paying for gasoline is approximately 50% - 75% less. In other words, a family who currently spends about $60 per week for gasoline for one car – a common fill-up amount – instead, could pay as little as $20 on their electric bill by charging at night.
LADWP’s Electric Vehicle Program offers numerous incentives. LADWP’s Home Charger Incentive Program, which will launch in the coming weeks, will provide a value up to $2,000 for the charger and installation costs for 5,000 residential customers who participate in a data collection program. City Departments will also prioritize necessary permits and inspections to facilitate the installation of at-home chargers within 7 days for basic installations. Currently, LADWP provides an EV discount of 2.5 cents per kilowatt-hour to encourage charging of EVs during off-peak, nighttime hours and on weekends. This not only reduces strain on the grid but also maximizes the use of clean, green, wind energy, which is abundant at night. In addition to LADWP incentives, there is also a federal tax incentive, state rebate, and officials are also considering access to HOV lanes and free parking.
The LADWP is in the process of working with customers to upgrade Los Angeles’ 350 existing public charging sites located on City property and at private, publicly accessible locations and will add new charging locations based on public interest. In addition, as part of LADWP’s Power Reliability Program, and in response to survey information gathered to address potential system impacts related to EV charging, LADWP has upgraded 1,223 distribution transformers and replaced 479 poles in its vast power grid, to date. New EV chargers have also been installed at the LA Convention Center and at LAX. System upgrades will continue, with more planned throughout this year and well into next. Electrical infrastructure upgrades are made to reduce both the frequency and duration of power outages, and to support the increased power demand necessary for EV charging.
To ensure that EV drivers can travel seamlessly across jurisdictions and service territories, LADWP has formed a regional EV collaborative (SoCal EV) among utilities, municipal and regional government agencies, and auto manufacturers. Partners include LADWP, the Southern California Public Power Authority, Southern California Edison, South Coast Air Quality Management District, California Electric Transportation Coalition, Electric Power Research Institute, Plug-In America, BYD, Nissan, GM, Ford, BMW, Toyota, CODA, ECOtality, Coulomb, ClipperCreek, the County of Los Angeles, and cities of Burbank, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Ana, and Santa Monica, amongst others.
GREENING THE FLEET
LADWP is expanding its EV fleet as vehicles become available and will guide other city departments in incorporating
EVs into their fleets.
GET PLUG-IN READY
LADWP will devote considerable resources to helping its customers become plug-in ready. The process will evolve over time, as manufacturers roll out new EVs and as they grow in popularity. In order to get Plug-in Ready, customers are advised to take these three steps:
1. Understand the different vehicle and charging options.
2. Find out what is required to install a charger at your home.
3. Research available financial and rate incentives.
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
Help us plan future locations of new charging infrastructure and tell us what you think about the installation and permitting process, the impact on electricity demand, and other services that may be offered. Take the SoCal EV Survey online at www.ladwp.com/evsurvey.
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