LOS ANGELES – City Councilmember Mike Bonin today sought to expand the use of clean-burning electric vehicles in Los Angeles by asking for the City to look into ways to streamline the process of installing charging stations at municipal buildings.

“One of the greatest obstacles to buying a zero-emission electric vehicle is ‘range anxiety,’ worrying that the lack of infrastructure will leave you stranded without a place to re-charge,” Bonin said. “By increasing the number of charging stations in Los Angeles, we can help decrease the number of polluting clunkers on our streets.”

EV_Charging_Station_sign_NC_zoom_in.jpgIn addition to asking for a report about the installation of charging stations in municipal buildings, Bonin’s motion asks for the Los Angeles Water Department and Power to prepare and present recommendations regarding how it can assist new commercial construction projects and private residences with incorporating electric vehicle charging stations.

“Any and everything we can do help make it more convenient to own an electric car in Los Angeles will help clean our environment,” added Bonin.

Bonin’s motion was seconded by Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and will be referred to the Council’s Energy and Environment Committee for review.

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