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Rep. Barragán, Commissioner Roybal-Allard Celebrate $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator’s Public EV Infrastructure Program  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     

23 August 2023

Contact: Kevin McGuire, 202-538-2386 (mobile)

WILMINGTON, CA– Today, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán joined Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Chief Executive Officer Matt Petersen, and Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Lucille Roybal-Allard to celebrate $1,500,000 in federal funding she secured for Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator’s Public Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicle (EV) Drayage Trucks.

“Port communities live next to diesel trucks, ships, trains, and cargo-handling equipment that pollute our air and cause serious public health impacts on communities of color,” said Rep. Barragán. I am proud to have secured this funding to support infrastructure for electric drayage trucks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which will reduce pollution from the freight industry and improve the quality of life in our communities.”

The funding, secured by Congresswoman Barragán in last year’s government funding bill, will provide for the installation of public electric car-battery chargers capable of fully charging an electric drayage truck in less than 30 minutes. Transportation of goods is the largest source of air pollution in the Los Angeles region. It is critical to the neighborhoods living next to and within these heavily trafficked corridors and facilities that we replace the thousands of diesel powered 18-wheelers with new, zero-emission trucks and port machinery. The chargers represent crucial progress to address truck fleet operators’ need for charging infrastructure away from home facilities, which will further accelerate the transition to zero-emission trucks.

This investment builds on the record funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, where Representative Barragán secured $3 billion of investments for zero emissions equipment and technology at ports, based off her Climate Smart Ports Act.


Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Bellflower, Carson, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Paramount, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, West Carson, and Wilmington. She serves as Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Health, Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Minerals Subcommittees.