Automotus supports nation's second zero emissions delivery zones in LA
In recognition of California Clean Air Day, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the nation's second zero emissions delivery zone pilot to incentivize the commercial transition to electric delivery vehicles. The program is in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and Urban Movement Labs (UML), an accelerator that brings together diverse partners, including Automotus, to create a transportation system that is equitable, sustainable, and accessible.
The pilot, which will provide commercial delivery drivers with exclusive curb designation if they operate an electric vehicle, will deploy our technology at five locations in the city before further expansion. Pilot locations were determined based on several factors, including delivery volume and CalEnviroScreen disadvantaged community status.
Automotus technology is also supporting the nation's first zero emissions delivery zone pilot in Santa Monica.
Automotus' Head of Partnerships Aryan Davani joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds and UML Program Director Rogelio Pardo at a Clean Air Day event to celebrate the announcement.
"The medium-duty delivery trucks throughout our city are vital to the transport of local goods, but the flip side is that a large percentage are powered by dirty diesel which chokes Angelenos in every community by polluting the air we breathe," Mayor Garcetti said at the event. "That's why I introduced this motion, so that the City could deliver both climate justice for every community and environmental justice to those disproportionately impacted by air pollution."
We are excited to work alongside LADOT, LACI and UML as we continue to build a blueprint for these zones across the country.