Biden’s plea to buy more electric mail trucks was rejected by USPS – the company however thinks that ‘the process needs to keep moving forward.’
Biden’s Plea to Buy More Electric Mail Trucks Rejected by USPS
The United States Postal Service approved the substitution of its mail truck armada with essentially all gas-controlled vehicles, dismissing a request from President Joe Biden to remember more electric vehicles for its buy.
The move, which was reported Wednesday, flags the autonomous organization’s choice to push ahead with a dubious arrangement to buy 165,000 cutting edge mail trucks, just 10% of which will be battery-electric vehicles (BEV). Still, up in the air, there was not an obvious explanation to defer its arrangements.
The Process Needs To Keep Moving Forward – Louis DeJoy
Postmaster Louis DeJoy in a statement cited that the agency would consider adding more electric vehicles to its fleet sometime in the future. DeJoy said that “[W]e will continue to pursue the acquisition of additional BEV as additional funding — from either internal or congressional sources — becomes available. But the process needs to keep moving forward.”
Following a years-in-length offering process, the USPS revealed its cutting-edge mail truck in February 2021. The vehicles will be produced by defense contractor Oshkosh for $500 million by 2023. They will supplant the current mail trucks that have been in help for over two decades, which were worked by defense contractor Grumman.
Yet, in the legislative declaration last year, DeJoy affirmed that the main 10% of the new vehicles would be EVs, contending that the USPS doesn’t ” have the 3 or 4 extra billion [dollars] in our plan right now that it would take to do it.”
The Federal Governments Plea for USPS to Be Environmental Friendly
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and White House Council on Environmental Quality sent letters pleading with the postal support of rethink plans.
President Biden has hitched a ton of his political inheritance on a carbon-impartial national government by 2050, vowing to burn through billions of dollars to buy electric vehicles, upgrade administrative structures, and influence the force of the public authority to move to cleaner types of power.
Be that as it may, the USPS has dismissed those supplications – however, it waits for the chance of adding more EVs to its armada later on. (Pundits have noticed that this safeguard is guileful, as it would almost certainly cost more to change over internal combustion vehicles to electric than it would to simply purchase EVs forthright.)
“We thank the federal agencies, including the EPA, for their input,” said Mark Guilfoil, USPS’s VP of supply management, in a proclamation. “After thorough review and study we determined that EPA’s request for a supplemental [environmental impact statement] and public hearing would not add value to the Postal Service’s already year-long review. It is also important to note that a supplemental EIS and public hearing are not legally required.”
The Complications of the EV Business with USPS
The EV business has completely condemned the USPS’s interaction for supporting the cutting edge armada. The Zero Emission Transportation Association, which addresses Tesla, Uber, Rivian, Lucid Motors, and others, pummeled the move as “ill-informed and costly.” Environmentalists are likewise seething over the choice.
As a semi-free office, Biden can’t structure the USPS to secure more EVs. Yet, Congress, which is constrained by Democrats, could pass a regulation requiring the office to do as such and could give additional subsidizing too, as indicated by Motherboard’s Aaron Gordon.