BlueLA is a revolutionary 100% electric vehicle (EV) car sharing service coming to LA as part of the City of Los Angeles’ mobility strategy. The BlueLA service will be available to anyone over 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Members will have access to a network of shared electric vehicles 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, at self-service locations in their neighborhood.
BlueLA stations will be on-street, consisting of one self-service kiosk and 5 parking spots each with an electric charger, where users will collect and drop off vehicles. BlueLA is point to point, which means there’s no need to return the car to your starting point. You pay for what you use - nothing more.
In 2015, The City of Los Angeles was awarded a grant from the California Air Resources Board through California Climate Investments (CCI) to pilot electric vehicle car sharing in low-income communities of Los Angeles. BlueLA Carsharing was selected to operate the service and is now partnering with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to deliver a system of 100 electric vehicles and 200 chargers to central Los Angeles in 2018.
Communities to be served include Westlake, Koreatown, Pico-Union, Downtown, Echo Park, Boyle Heights, and Chinatown. Project implementation and outreach efforts are supported by the LA Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Shared Use Mobility Center, and a committee of community-based organizations.
BlueLA Carsharing is a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group of France which has launched the world’s largest and most successful car sharing service, Autolib’ in Paris, and the very first EV car sharing service of its kind in the US, BlueIndy.
Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, BlueLA Carsharing LLC, Shared Use Mobility Center, Salvadorean American Leadership Education Fund (SALEF), Tenemos que Reclamar y Unidos Salvar la Tierra - South LA (T.R.U.S.T. South LA), Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA).
Car sharing like you’ve never seen it before. All electric. For all Angelenos.
This project is funded in part by a $1.7 million grant through California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health – particularly in disadvantaged communities. The cap-and-trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investment projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are made in disadvantaged and low-income communities. For more information, visit California Climate Investments.