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City Adds New Solar-Charged Electric Vehicles

Posted on 08/03/2022
Electric pickup truck being charged at solar charging station

Councilmember Krekorian, the City Council, and all City agencies continue their drive to electrify the City’s vehicle fleet, further cutting our carbon emissions.  Our Bureau of Street Services, also known as StreetsLA, recently demonstrated the first of its Lightning F150 electric pickups, a Volvo electric mini-excavator and two new  Beam solar charging stations in a press event at North Hollywood Yard, the City’s showcase for innovative  sustainable transportation technology in Council District 2.

The F150 will be used for pothole inspection and other improvements, and the mini-excavator is being used by the Urban Forestry Division’s zero emissions tree planting crew. The vehicles will be charged by the solar-powered Beam stations, which require no additional infrastructure.