The New Orleans City Council passes motion encouraging the use of electric vehicles

Electric Vehicle Charging point in the street

Electric Vehicle Charging point in the street

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The New Orleans City Council passed a motion┬átoday encouraging the use of electric vehicles in the city to promote citywide preparation for future climate change.

This effort encourages the development and use of alternative forms of transportation technology.

The city hopes to accomplish the environmental goals detailed in the Master Plan by installing fast chargers on public property, incorporating electric vehicles into the city’s fleet, incentivizing the installation of fast chargers in parking lots, studying other appropriate policies to encourage the use of electric vehicles and removing barriers to electric vehicle ownership.

“With growing concerns surrounding the amount of emissions produced on a daily basis, I am working with my colleagues, administration, neighborhood organizations and citizens to ensure that our city is taking the appropriate steps towards a greener future for all,” said Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey. “Through collaboration of these parties, we aim to create a more sustainable, eco-friendly New Orleans.”

The promotion of electric vehicles is supported by a broad coalition of individuals and groups, such as her colleagues on the New Orleans City Council, the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership, the Regional Planning Commission, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Algiers Point Association.