West Mifflin Borough’s fleet of vehicles got a charge with the addition of two electric vehicles.
The two Chevrolet Bolt vehicles, which were ordered last year and arrived recently, will be used within the borough’s administration and community development departments.
The electric vehicles were paid for through capital project funds and through the replacement of older vehicles in the borough’s fleet.
West Mifflin Borough leaders utilized CoStar, the state-run municipal procurement program, to purchase the vehicles.
The vehicles will be charged at the borough building. On a full electric charge, Bolts get about 247, according to Chevrolet. The purchase of the vehicles is part of a broader effort, Borough leaders are making to save money and make positive environmental changes.
Borough leaders conducted a study and are waiting for a grant for solar panels on the borough building’s roof and are also considering electric vehicles for the police department as well as other cost and environmental savings projects.
In addition, over the past several years the borough has worked with Duquesne Light to replace several hundred overhead streetlights with LED lighting.