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The County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) of the City of Los Angeles is partnering with EV Connect to bring a large scale roll out of electric vehicle charging stations at strategic locations throughout the city’s transit network.
The pilot program will assess the viability and appeal of integrating electric vehicle charging into a mass transit network. Patrons will be able to leave an electric vehicle at a charging station, and then continue their commute on transit. The partnership will monitor and study the program to create benchmarks for a potential “charge and ride” transportation industry.
The pilot will help Metro move toward its sustainability goals for regional transit. See other environmental initiatives of Metro here.
Read a full story from the Kansas Star on the new program here.