Postal Service to purchase 9,000 electric vehicles and install 14,000 chargers
The USPS, which operates the federal government's largest fleet of vehicles, is doing its part to reduce emissions.
Following through on a commitment made in December, the United States Postal Service awarded contracts this week for 9,250 commercially available left-hand drive (LHD) battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as well as initial orders for more than 14,000 charging stations to be deployed at Postal Service facilities.
Transportation is the No. 1 source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and pollution from cars, trucks and other vehicles cuts short an estimated 58,000 American lives each year. To protect public health and address climate change, we need to electrify every vehicle we can. Now the USPS, which operates the nation’s largest fleet of vehicles, is doing its part. 75% of new vehicles purchased by the agency in 2023 will be electric and beginning in 2026, all new vehicle purchases will be electric.