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City to expand fleet with 36 new electric vehicles


Last updated 9/1/2021 at 8:45pm

City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto has put forward legislation to increase the capital equipment acquisition budget by $7.6 million, for a total of $10.4 million, to expand the city's electric vehicle fleet with funding from the American Rescue Plan.

The funding includes the purchase of five electric refuse packers and two electric recycling packers, the first in the City of Pittsburgh. It also proposes purchasing:

• 2 electric DPW Forestry pickup trucks

• 1 electric Parks & Rec pickup truck

• 5 electric DPW Facilities pickup trucks

• 3 electric DPW facilities vans

• 2 electric Motor Pool vehicles

• 13 electric PLI Inspector vehicles

• 3 electric DOMI pickup trucks

The funding includes additional electric vehicle charging infrastructure for the city. The investment supports the goals laid out in the city's Climate Action Plan 3.0 to operate a fossil-fuel-free fleet and reduce transportation emissions by 2030.

The legislation also includes using American Rescue Plan funding to purchase two aerial fire trucks and one pumper fire truck.


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