Pushing for innovations to reduce the impact of climate change, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, General Services Department Assistant General Manager John Trevgoda, and LA Sanitation Chief Operating Officer Traci Minamide unveiled the City’s new Chevrolet Silverado EV fleet on Tuesday.
The first municipality to add the Silverado EV to its fleet in California, these half-ton all-electric trucks are capable of fulfilling endless applications throughout the City.
In 2022, the Los Angeles City Council voted to transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2035. This plan, known as LA100, demonstrates that the City’s goal of reaching 100 percent renewable electricity is achievable 10 years earlier than originally planned. In addition, the Council directed City departments to create an Electronic Vehicle Master Plan to transition the over 10,000 vehicles into a green zero carbon fleet. This requires innovation for large scale industrial vehicles in addition to cars and trucks.
The Mayor and City Council have directed all City departments to mitigate the effects of climate change in the City. As Chair of the Budget, Finance, and Innovation Committee, Blumenfield is working diligently with all departments, especially the General Services Department and LA Sanitation to electrify the City’s fleet.