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The city of Los Angeles may require rideshare services like Uber and Lyft to use electric vehicles, according to a report by the Financial Times. This would be the first mandate for electric vehicles for ridesharing companies in any U.S. city.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told the Financial Times that this is one step being considered to help cut the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.
“We have the power to regulate carshare,” he said. “We can mandate, and are looking closely at mandating, that any of those vehicles in the future be electric.”
urrently, California’s rideshare services are regulated by the state’s Public Utilities Commission.
Uber declined to comment for the story.