Second Circuit Shuttle Route Promoting EV Awareness Messaging, in Addition to Leimert Park
Los Angeles (July 29, 2021) – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is furthering its partnership with Circuit to promote electric transportation and educate customers about the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). Beginning this month through Labor Day, LADWP is sponsoring a second Circuit EV shuttle bus wrap, this time, in the Venice and Marina Del Rey area. The EV shuttles offer free, zero emission rides to residents for short routes. The shuttle features LADWP-designed exterior wraps promoting the Department’s residential EV rebate programs. LADWP’s EV messaging is also being showcased on two Circuit shuttles in Leimert Park, displayed since January 2021.
“LADWP is proud to support a public service that provides free transportation to those who need it, using climate-friendly zero emission vehicles,” said LADWP General Manager and Chief Engineer Martin L. Adams. “We’re also excited to debut another eye-catching, educational design that showcases how EVs are accessible and affordable for our customers – and that the Department is here to support any Angeleno’s EV transition with our generous incentive programs.”
LADWP designed the Circuit wraps to promote zero emission transportation and inform customers about the Department’s used EV rebate program, which provides up to $1,500 toward the purchase of a used battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, and the residential EV charging station rebate program, which offers up to $500 for the purchase of a qualified Level 2 charging station. In addition to raising awareness about EVs, the EV wrap designs in the Leimert Park area also celebrate the heritage of the area, and were developed collaboratively with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and local community partners through LACI’s Zero Emissions Mobility and Community Pilot Project.
Outreach to customers via Circuit shuttles are part of LADWP’s efforts to expand EV awareness and education throughout the city. The Department is particularly focused on ensuring equity by providing outreach and information on the Department’s EV rebates and programs to traditionally underserved communities, which are disproportionately impacted by pollution from the transportation sector.
Beyond the Circuit partnership, LADWP is supporting other bus electrification efforts by funding and constructing EV charging stations to charge electric buses. Through a recently executed memorandum of understanding with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, LADWP will provide up to
$10 million over three years to support the installation of approximately 200 DC Fast Chargers to fuel 630 new battery-electric buses. LADWP is also helping finance L.A. Metro’s bus electrification efforts through the commercial EV charging station rebate program, which offers up to $125,000 per medium- to heavy-duty charging station for up to $500,000 per site. LADWP is providing $1.25 million in funding to L.A. Metro towards the installation of charging stations for Phase I of the G-Line (formerly known as the Orange Line). L.A. Metro’s full electrification plans include installing over 680 DCFCs to support a fleet of 1,300 battery-electric buses.
The Venice/Marina del Rey Circuit EV shuttle service is available seven days a week from 12:30 – 9 p.m. The Leimert Park Circuit EV shuttle service is available Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and
Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Circuit offers both flag-down and on-demand (via a mobile app) service within the designated pilot coverage area. Residents can also text ahead for a ride at (310) 737-2299.