Duquesne Light Customers Can Trade the Gas Pump for a Charging Station

Partnership with #1 Cochran Offers DLC Customers Instant Rebates of up to $2,000

PITTSBURGH – Empowering its customers to experience the benefits of driving electric, Duquesne Light Company (DLC), in partnership with #1 Cochran, is again offering its residential customers an instant rebate of up to $2,000 on the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle (EV).

“As electricity continues to fuel a new era of mobility in the Pittsburgh region, our instant rebate is designed to make electric vehicles even more accessible for our customers,” said Sarah Olexsak, Duquesne Light’s Manager of Transportation Electrification. “With our rebate and other state and federal incentives, customers can save up to $10,000 on the sticker price of an electric vehicle.”

The DLC rebate is applied instantly at the point-of-sale for customers purchasing or leasing an all-electric or plug-in hybrid EV at a participating #1 Cochran dealership before Dec. 31, 2020 or until funds run out. Rebate amounts vary as follows:

“Customers are continuing to show great interest in our electric vehicle models,” said Rob Cochran, President and CEO, #1 Cochran. “Partnering with DLC and offering instant rebates helps more customers make the choice to drive electric. For us, accelerating the adoption of clean driving isn’t just about making a sale, it’s about making a difference.”

Find available EV inventory and participating dealership locations at Cochran.com/EV. Customers also can browse EV models, discover purchase incentives and locate nearby charging stations on DLC’s digital, interactive EV Guide.

Over the last year, DLC has partnered with businesses, developers and universities across the region to bring more than 100 new charging plugs to the Pittsburgh area. Additionally, it continues to roll out its own workplace and fleet charging stations for employees driving electric and DLC fleet EVs at its facilities across Allegheny and Beaver counties.

Since beginning its fleet electrification efforts in 2017, DLC has added nine plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to its fleet, along with eight electric forklifts and eleven bucket trucks with electric lifts. In 2020, DLC plans to add eight Ford F-150 XL plug-in hybrids to its fleet. In fact, the company has committed to spending a minimum of 20 percent of its future annual fleet budget on electric vehicles.

Those interested in learning more about driving electric and DLC’s ongoing electric mobility initiatives are invited to visit DuquesneLight.com/EV, where customers also can read the full terms and conditions for the instant rebate program.

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About Duquesne Light Company

For more than 100 years, Duquesne Light Company has provided safe and reliable electric service to communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Today, our core values of safety, integrity, dependability, equity and community enable us to serve more than 600,000 customers in two counties, including the city of Pittsburgh. We are committed to safely powering our customers’ lives while playing a leading role in our region’s clean energy transition. Our vision is to create a larger-than-light, clean energy future for all by delivering exceptional results today and boldly harnessing opportunities for tomorrow. In doing so, we can ensure a cleaner, healthier and more equitable community for generations to come.


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