LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Greenlots, a global provider of open standards-based distributed energy resource solutions, announced it has partnered with the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and BMW of North America on a new electric vehicle (EV) program to help the City achieve its clean transportation goals as part of Mayor Garcetti's Sustainability pLAn. Greenlots will supply 100 Level 2 chargers and four DC fast chargers to LAPD, and integrate its software with LAPD's Fleet management program. This will represent the largest electric vehicle fleet and charging installation to ever serve a police department and underscores the City's dedication to improving Los Angeles' air quality by adopting innovative transportation solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
"We should be thinking green in everything we do — and these new EVs show how local government can lead," said Mayor Garcetti. "Our sustainability plan pushes L.A. to speed adoption of greener practices and technologies, which also save money and resources."
Los Angeles currently has a 50% EV procurement guideline for all new light duty fleet vehicles, which will go to 80% by 2025 as called for in the Los Angeles Sustainable City pLAn. Together, the City and Greenlots will show how state of the art EV infrastructure and next-generation load management technology can reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of LAPD's electric fleet, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. When the LAPD building is nearing peak capacity, SKY will reduce the charging load based on priority, allowing LAPD to optimally charge electric vehicles while avoiding overloading the building.
This spring, BMW will supply 100 BMW i3 electric vehicles to Los Angeles Police Department headquarters downtown. The goal of the LAPD is to add 500 more vehicles over the next five years. Greenlots will provide LAPD and the City of Los Angeles with a custom fleet charging and reporting system.
"As more electric vehicles penetrate the grid, this program will serve as a blueprint for scaling electric vehicle fleets sustainably," said Brett Hauser, CEO of Greenlots. "We look forward to helping the City of Los Angeles and the LAPD realize its clean fleet goals, by enabling high-density charging infrastructure with advanced energy management systems."
On April 8, 2015, Mayor Eric Garcetti released L.A.'s first-ever Sustainable City pLAn. The pLAn is both a roadmap to achieve back to basics short-term results while setting the path to strengthen and transform our City in the decades to come. By addressing the environment, economy, and equity together, we can move toward a truly sustainable future. The pLAn is made up of short term (by 2017) and longer term (by 2025 and 2035) targets in 14 categories that will advance our environment, economy and equity. To reach these targets, the Mayor is calling upon organizations, universities, neighborhood councils, community groups, businesses, and individual Angelenos to commit to "Adopt the pLAn" into action. You can find out more here: http://lamayor.org/plan.
Greenlots is a global provider of open standards-based distributed energy resource solutions. Its award-winning SKY Smart Charging™ charge management platform bridges electric mobility, demand side management, and behind-the-meter energy storage markets for the built environment. Greenlots operates the largest open fast charging network in North America, and provides utilities the ability to remotely control grid loads through smart charging, demand response, and energy storage initiatives. Visit www.greenlots.com for more information or follow us on Twitter @greenlots.