Pittsburgh to Buy First Batch of Electric Vehicles

The city has ordered its first electric cars — two Ford Focuses and two Chevrolet Bolts — as part of Mayor Bill Peduto’s directive to replace gas guzzlers with a fossil fuel-free fleet by 2030. It installed four charging stations at the city motor pool lot on Second Avenue.

“This is like the first baby steps of our electric vehicle conversion,” said Slim Forsythe, Pittsburgh’s fixed asset manager. “These are going to be used by city employees who are not going to be traveling 100 miles a day.”