The town of Pittsburgh is ready to buy 5 new electrical rubbish vans — and associated electrical charging infrastructure — utilizing grant funds. The town will obtain $2.8 million from the Allegheny County Well being Division for the USA Environmental Safety Company’s 2021 Focused Airshed Grant. Pittsburgh Metropolis Council unanimously accepted a measure to simply accept the grant funding and use it for the electrical rubbish vans.
This comes as the town has just lately emphasised bolstering its electrical fleet, which included 26 totally electrical autos as of late December. Former Mayor Invoice Peduto devoted a portion of the town’s American Rescue Plan funding to an extra enlargement of the town’s electrical automobile fleet, with plans to buy 70 extra electrical autos within the subsequent two years. American Rescue Plan cash was used to purchase two electrical recycling vans for $1.1 million, a purchase order just lately accepted as half of a bigger measure to spend about $12 million to purchase autos and associated gear for a number of metropolis departments.