Driving Into the Future
DLC’s fleet isn’t just driving into the city…it’s driving into the future. With nine compact passenger EVs, four plug-in hybrid bucket trucks and three electric forklifts, we’re committed to increasing the number of electric vehicles (EV) on Pittsburgh’s roads through a strategic partnership with Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber).
Through community outreach, our partnership strives to promote the benefits of EV adoption for Uber driver-partners and DLC customers in an effort to grow the number of EV miles driven throughout our region. To alleviate range anxiety amongst EV drivers, DLC and Uber also plan to grow the number of direct current (DC) fast charging stations throughout Pittsburgh.
Types of Electric Vehicles
Pure Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) rely solely on the electric grid to “refuel” and can travel 80 to more than 250 miles per full charge depending on the make and model.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) use both an electric motor powered by a battery refueled from the electric grid and a small gasoline engine. PHEVs can either switch seamlessly between battery and engine or use both simultaneously.
How to Charge Around Town
There are plenty of charging stations around Pittsburgh. Find the one closest to you.
Are EVs Worth It?
That’s something you have to decide for yourself, but here is some info that might help you make a decision.