Los Angeles: Low-Income Electric Carsharing Pilot

SUMC is partnering with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the City of Los Angeles to launch a first-of-its kind carsharing pilot project focused on serving low-income residents in L.A.

The goal of the three-year pilot, which will be funded with $1.6 million in state cap-and-trade revenues, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by introducing electric carsharing fleets into disadvantaged communities. SUMC worked with the City of Los Angeles to design the carsharing pilot and will serve as the primary subcontractor during the course of the project.

For more information, read SUMC’s news release.

Chicago: Peer-to-Peer Carsharing

SUMC is managing a two-year pilot project to explore peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing in the Chicago metropolitan area. P2P carsharing is a type of car rental through which owners rent their vehicles to other people for an hourly rate.

The pilot will explore the impact of P2P in three specific community types:

  • Low-density and suburban neighborhoods such as Evanston
  • Low and moderate-income communities in Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Pilsen and Rogers Park
  • Closed network communities in large residential developments

This pilot is a partnership between SUMC, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and Getaround. The project is being overseen by Sharon Feigon, SUMC’s executive director and is funded through a $715,000 Federal Highway Administration grant administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago Department of Transportation, with additional funding support from CNT. For more details, click here.

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Register Your Interest

Interested in renting or sharing a car? Send an email to sarah@sharedusemobilitycenter.org to learn more.