SBCCOG EV Initiatives

Local Use Vehicle (LUV) Demonstration Project 

The LUV Project tested the effectiveness of using 100% electric, zero emission local use vehicles (LUV) that are small, short range and low speed for taking ‘local’ trips around South Bay neighborhoods. Many of the trips taken by South Bay residents and businesses today are less than 3 miles and are typically driven in long range, full size, full speed vehicles powered by the internal combustion engine.

Demonstration & Preliminary Evaluation | Full Report

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Demonstration Project 

The SBCCOG has demonstrated Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) in their Local Use Vehicle (LUV) program with about 100 drivers and found that NEVs can provide on an average 26% of the total commuter trips and 23 to 33% emission reductions. As a next step, the SBCCOG began to explore electric vehicles that could operate for longer ranges with a new program - Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Demonstration Project. Similar to the LUV program, the BEV program rotated vehicles among South Bay residents providing an opportunity for people to use an electric vehicle in their everyday life.

Board of Directors Presentation | Final Report

Assessing the Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) Barrier to Plug-in Electric Vehicle Adoption in the South Bay: Final Project Report 

The purpose of the following report is to explore the MUD barrier to PEV adoption within the South Bay subregion in Los Angeles County and identify MUDs within the study area that may exhibit high latent PEV demand and low-cost EVSE installation for the purpose of targeted outreach. Researchers analyzed Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor tax parcel data to understand the MUD portfolio of the South Bay, as well as IHS-Polk Automotive new car registration data to identify census tracts in the South Bay that have exhibited high PEV demand to date. Researchers also visited 27 MUD sites within the South Bay and reviewed 19 EVSE installation cost estimates to evaluate how installation costs can vary across MUD sites. 

Abstract & Executive Summary | Final Report