Los Angeles Street Lights Might One Day Charge The Electric Car You Don’t Yet Have

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Green New Deal aims to have at least 100,000 new electric vehicles in the city by 2025. All those cars will need a place to plug in, and it might not be at home — about two-thirds of Los Angeles households rent, and landlords don’t have to invest in EV chargers.

Even with apps like PlugShare, which allow Angelenos with driveway chargers to offer them for general use, L.A. may not be ready for a mass conversion to plug-in cars.

So, the city has come up with a novel solution: tapping the power of streetlights to charge your vehicle.