Uber and Duquesne Light Co. want to put more electric vehicles on the road and more charging stations around Pittsburgh. The companies announced Wednesday that they want to add 50 electric vehicles to Uber’s network and install at least five charging stations over the next two years. Both will invest in the initiative, not in each other’s companies, Uber spokesman Craig Ewer said.
“Finding ways to unlock more shared, electric and automated mobility is critical for cities to realize a more sustainable future,” Adam Gromis, Uber’s Global Lead on Sustainability, said in a statement. “Through this new partnership with DLC, we can start to address this challenge at the local level and join the charge to promote the delivery of more EV-miles throughout Pittsburgh and beyond.”