The reduced fees would apply to unloading and storage of electric vehicles. Right now, the port services incoming vehicles from Nissan and Infiniti, but could add BYD to the list in the near future (maybe). The port can house up to 8,000 vehicles before sending them out for distribution throughout the U.S. Before the reduction in wharfage rates for EVs becomes official, the proposal must go through the LA City Council, the California Ports Authority and the LA Harbor Commission, though none are expected to show displeasure with the plan. With reduced rates, the port's biggest concern in the future may be policing the thousands of freighters loaded with EVs headed for LA, unless other seaside port towns follow LA's eco-friendly lead.
[Source: Green Car Advisor | Image: Rennett Stowe - C.C. License 2.0]