The Borough of Oakmont is excited to announce construction of three dualport, Level 2, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. The project is expected to begin Monday, January 23, 2023, in the Third Street parking lot, in front of Riverside Park. Duquesne Light Company (DLC) will begin installation of the chargers, giving Oakmont a total of six charging ports, with one space allocated for persons with disabilities. Since the beginning of 2022, there were nearly 50,000 EVs registered in Pennsylvania, with more than 10% of those located in Allegheny and Beaver Counties. According to a 2021 Pew Research study, nearly 40% of consumers are likely to strongly consider electric when purchasing or leasing their next vehicle. As of early 2022, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler automakers are investing more than $100 billion in electric vehicles (EVs) through 2025. For these and other reasons, the Borough partnered with DLC’s Community Charging Program, to work towards a clean energy future for all. The Borough recognized electricity is fueling a new era of mobility in the region, and DLC’s Community Charging Program was able to help navigate the transition. This will enable residents of Oakmont to experience the benefits of electric mobility. As the number of EVs on our roadways quick
ly accelerates, the Borough want to be prepared to attract EV drivers to Oakmont’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It is a great way to entice and retain residents, and businesses that are increasingly driving electric vehicles. Through the Community Charging Program, DLC will design, build, maintain, and cover costs for the EV make-ready infrastructure from the meter to the charging station equipment such as the panel, conduit, and wiring. DLC will also complete distribution service upgrades as needed. The Borough is responsible for charging station procurement, maintenance, and operation of the equipment. For more information, contact Phyllis J. Anderson, Assistant Borough Manager at 412-828-3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.