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Electricity to Fuel a New Era of Mobility at Pittsburgh International Auto Show

Duquesne Light Company’s “Electric Avenue” will give visitors a unique, immersive experience, including ride-alongs in the new all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E and Ford F-150 Lightning

February 8, 2022

PITTSBURGH— Visitors at the 2022 Pittsburgh International Auto Show can learn all about electric vehicles (EVs) at the event’s new “Electric Avenue” display. Sponsored by Duquesne Light Company (DLC), the display will offer extensive education on EVs, including how drivers can charge them at home and where they can fuel up on the road. Attendees can also participate in an indoor ride-along in two cutting-edge, all-electric vehicles — the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E and 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning — which are being provided courtesy of Neighborhood Ford Store’s regional dealers.

“We couldn’t be prouder to team up with the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association on bringing ‘Electric Avenue’ to this year’s Auto Show. This display will give show-goers a chance to experience the unmatched performance, convenience and cost effectiveness of EVs,” said Sarah Olexsak, senior manager of transportation electrification at DLC.

“In continued partnership with local dealerships, our goal is to give people a strong understanding of the benefits of electric mobility and the growing options that are available to them, including light-duty trucks.”

Over the past several years, DLC has played a lead role in supporting the transition to electric mobility in the Pittsburgh region, including:

  • Partnering with various organizations to install more than 100 charging station ports across Allegheny and Beaver counties, with more being added every year.
  • Joining other electric utilities to form the National Electric Highway Coalition, which aims to increase the number of fast-charging stations along major U.S. travel corridors to make long-distance travel even easier for EV drivers.
  • Working with Port Authority of Allegheny Country to install charging for the first eight all-electric transit buses in the Pittsburgh area.

“DLC is primed to be a trusted EV adviser for our customers and the community,” added Olexsak. “Whether someone is looking to drive electric or is interested in installing charging or electrifying their fleet, we’re here to guide them through that process. We like to say that we’re fueling a new era of mobility in Pittsburgh, and now is an excellent time to join the transition.”

The Pittsburgh International Auto Show will take place Feb. 18-21 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Learn more at PittAutoShow.com.

For more information about EVs, including available models, purchase incentives and local charging stations, check out DLC’s interactive EV Guide at EV.DuquesneLight.com.

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About Duquesne Light Company

Duquesne Light Company (DLC) is committed to more than keeping the lights on; we power the moments in our customers’ lives. As a next-generation energy company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, DLC’s 1,700-plus employees are dedicated to providing safe, reliable, resilient and affordable power to more than 600,000 customers across southwestern Pennsylvania, including the city of Pittsburgh. To learn more, visit DuquesneLight.com.


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