About BlueLA

The service

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BlueLA is a 100% electric car sharing service and part of the City of Los Angeles’ mobility strategy. The BlueLA service is available to anyone over 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Members have access to a network of shared electric vehicles 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, at self-service locations throughout central Los Angeles.

BlueLA stations are on-street, consisting of one self-service kiosk and 5 parking spots each with an electric charger, where users pick up 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, and nothing more.

Background

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Project

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 has partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to deliver a system of 100 electric vehicles and 200 chargers to central Los Angeles.

BlueLA currently serves the communities of 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.

The operator

BlueLA Carsharing is a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group of France which has pioneered electric car sharing throughout the world, including in Singapore, London, and Indianapolis.

Partners

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).

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Car sharing like you’ve never seen it before. All electric. For all Angelenos.

Support

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.

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