LADWP and SCE to Highlight Electric Vehicles at CicLAvia The Valley

Los Angeles (June 22, 2018) –The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and Southern California Edison (SCE) invite those attending CicLAVia The Valley on Sunday, June 24, 2018, to stop by their booths and learn more about electric vehicles (EVs), their benefits and available rebates.

LADWP and Edison International, the parent company of SCE, are co-sponsors of CicLAVia, which temporarily closes streets to car traffic and opens them to pedestrians, cyclists as well as other non-motorized modes of transportation for use as a public park. This latest CicLAvia will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on closed streets along Van Nuys Boulevard and will pass through Pacoima, Arleta, North Hills East and Panorama City.

LADWP and SCE are committed to electrify the region’s transportation system. Promoting awareness of the benefits of EVs and available programs and rebates for EVs helps both utilities support the State’s goals of putting 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in California by 2025 and 5 million by 2030, and reducing Green House Gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

At CicLAvia The Valley, Panorama Hub location, LADWP and SCE are providing information about the benefits of clean energy, used EV rebates, EV charger rebates and information about discounts along with giveaway items.  To demonstrate clean power, LADWP will have its Mobile Solar Station at the Panorama Hub and will support cyclist and participants along the route with water fountain stations.

“LADWP has long been a proud sponsor of CicLAvia where we get the opportunity to share with the public programs like our EV rebates that help us meet our sustainability goals,” said LADWP General Manger, David H. Wright. “In addition to rebates for used EVs and for EV chargers, LADWP is making significant investments in charging stations at key locations citywide over the next five years with a goal of having 10,000 charging stations in Los Angeles.”

“SCE is delighted to support CicLAvia and its efforts to engage and transform communities through active transportation and healthy lifestyles,” said SCE President Ron Nichols. “We look forward to collaborating with LADWP to encourage customers to learn more about electric vehicles as we aim to build cleaner, more sustainable communities in our region.”

This latest CicLAvia open street festival returns to the San Fernando Valley. The free family-friendly event will extend four miles along Van Nuys Boulevard from Panorama City to Pacoima.  Since 2010, CicLAvia has been using public spaces so Southern California residents can ride, walk, skate or dance through car-free streets. The nonprofit has traversed 140 miles of Southland roads in communities like Venice, Boyle Heights, Pasadena and Panorama City.