La Brea Bakery Goes Electric

The new ride
The new ride Photo: La Brea Bakery

In a hopeful return to the days of the Helms Bakery trucks we’re always reading older Angelenos wax nostalgic about, La Brea Bakery is announcing the roll-out of four electric trucks to deliver loaves and rolls to over 80 restaurants and retailers. The Smith Electric Co. vehicles, which cause zero tailpipe emissions, can go up to 100 miles on one charge and are being praised by Mayor Villaraigosa, who says of the improvement, “La Brea Bakery’s investment in new electric trucks is an example of how businesses can lead by choosing environmentally friendly options.”