By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Allegheny County Sheriffs Office is now the only department in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to have an all-electric vehicle in its fleet.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Conditions Point To 2021 Not Being A White Christmas
On Wednesday, they unveiled a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric cruiser.
The department plans to add a second in a few months.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Schools Investigating Threats Made Towards Numerous School Campuses
Sheriffs have said other departments are looking to follow in their tire tracks.
“We’re the only ones in the state that have this capability,” said Lt. Conor Mullen. “There’s a lot of police departments that have already reached out to us interested in knowing and sharing our data of how this vehicle performs.”
The expectation among the sheriff’s office is each electric vehicle will save at least $26,000 in fuel and maintenance costs.MORE NEWS: Holiday Shopping Tips: Identifying And Avoiding Online Shopping Scams
They are also considering buying solar-powered charges so even the electricity used to charge the fleet will come from a green source.