Finally, the US Postal Service’s New Electric Vehicles Are Here

Finally, the US Postal Service’s new electric vehicles are here. Just recently, the US Postal Service showed off its first batch of new chargers as well as electric vehicles at a recently held event in Atlanta.

US Postal Service’s New Electric Vehicles

US Postal Service’s New Electric Vehicles

The US Postal Service has unveiled its inaugural electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Atlanta, Georgia, marking the beginning of a broader initiative. The Postal Service plans to install EV charging stations at “hundreds” of new sorting and delivery centers throughout the year. This development is a crucial move in the Postal Service’s larger strategy to assemble one of the largest EV fleets in the country, comprising over 66,000 delivery vehicles.

“The work USPS is doing to electrify those vehicles is making EVs commonplace on every road and street in our country,” senior advisor to the president for clean energy innovation and implementation, John Podesta, in a press release stated.

The USPS Delivery Centers

The USPS is actively converting approximately 400 sites into sorting and delivery centers, intended to serve as hubs for deploying electric vehicles (EVs) along local carrier routes. These centers are designed to cover larger geographic areas than traditional postal offices. The Postal Service has enlisted three companies—Siemens, Rexel/ChargePoint, and Blink—to manufacture its first 14,000 EV chargers.

At the recent event, USPS showcased its initial fleet of Ford E-Transit battery-electric vehicles. The agency has committed to acquiring 9,250 of these vehicles from Ford and plans to purchase an additional 11,750 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) vehicles from other manufacturers.

USPS Aims To Deploy an Additional 45,000 Battery-Electric “Next Generation Delivery Vehicles” (NGDVs) By 2028

Looking ahead, USPS aims to deploy an additional 45,000 battery-electric “Next Generation Delivery Vehicles” (NGDVs) by 2028, manufactured by Oshkosh. This ambitious plan is part of the Postal Service’s broader strategy to update its operations with a $40 billion investment. With many of its current 217,000 trucks over three decades old, USPS is addressing the urgent need for a fleet upgrade and is exploring the feasibility of achieving 100% electrification.



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