Passenger vehicles including cars, SUVs, large pickups, and vans are the largest emitting group of transportation vehicles and represent the greatest opportunity for transportation electrification. Public buses and light rail transportation are also addressed in this section, along with first mile and last mile solutions that increase transit ridership as well as encourage walking and biking.

People Movement

Guiding Principles

Ensure equal access to zero-emission transportation options that are cost-competitive, safe, and convenient

Ensure that the autonomous future is electric and does not increase VMT

Ensure that first and last mile electric options complement the region's public transit network

Sectors and Targets


Charging infrastructure

60,000 to 130,000 public chargers installed
  • Low: Based on current commitments of utilities in County
  • High: Based on projected needs to support a higher range of light-duty electric  vehicles

Light-duty private vehicles

20-45% of all light-duty private vehicles on the road are electric
  • Low: SCE 2030 pathway scaled to 2028
  • High: Ambitious goal to achieve Partnership pathway

Shared cars

50-100% of shared cars (e.g., taxis and TNCs) are electric
  • Low: Estimated proportion of electric TNC rides based on Lyft’s 1B AV EV goal by 2025
  • High: Ambitious goal to achieve Partnership pathway

Local transit

80-100% of Metro and LADOT buses on the road, and 100% of new buses being introduced are electric
  • Low: Estimated progress to reach commitments by 2030
  • High: Commitments of Metro & LADOT to attempt to move up current 2030 100% commitments to 2028.

Commuter rail

Begin planning for electrification of one or more commuter rail lines with key partners

Light electric vehicles (LEVs)

All disadvantaged communities with a walkscore of less than 65 have LEV hubs to reduce single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) trips

Aerial transit

Ensure short-haul and VTOL transit is electric

Types of Questions We Are Considering for Next Year

What level of EV charging infrastructure would be sufficient to address range anxiety?

How do we streamline and standardize the permitting process for charging infrastructure across the Greater LA region?

How do we accelerate the installation of charging infrastructure into existing and new multi-family housing?

How do we harmonize education about and incentives for EV purchasing across utility service territories?