The city of Los Angeles has unveiled the city's new fleet of Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup trucks. These ½ ton all electric trucks are part of the Los Angeles' master plan to to reach 100% renewable electricity by 2035.
"I’m encouraged by the collaboration with General Motors who have risen to the occasion to develop a pickup to be cleaner and better for our climate goals, and grateful for our departments, especially General Services and Los Angeles Sanitation & Environment, and city workers who will use these vehicles every day to deliver services," Councilmember Bob Blumenfield said in a statement.
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 Chevrolet Silverado EV offers an estimated 450 miles of range with a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds and a payload capacity of up to 1440 pounds.
What is the EV Master Plan?
In April, the council voted in favor of transitioning the city's entire fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles to an electric fleet.
The master plan will be conducted in coordination with the city's LA100 initiative, which aims to be 100% carbon-neutral by 2035. It is expected to bring 45,000 EV charging stations to the city by 2025. A total of 100,000 EV chargers will be available for use in just over seven years, according to Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, who chairs the council's Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and River Committee.