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US Postal Service to achieve 70% electrification starting with 5K electric vans

February 8, 2022
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Last year in February the US Postal Service known as USPS awarded a contract to Oshkosh Defense to develop  “Next Generation Delivery Vehicles”. It is part of the US Postal Service going electric, where the delivery vans are designed to come in both combustion and electric powertrain variants.

Last week members of President Joe Biden’s administration sent letters to the Postal Service. It was to address the plans to buy gas-powered vehicles. Upon which the USPS announces its plans to achieve 70% fleet electrification by increasing its number of electric delivery vans orders.

On Sunday the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced its plans for initial delivery vans order. Postmaster General and USPS Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy announced plans to increase their electric vehicle fleet. Added that additional funding would be made available for this purpose. Furthermore, DeJoy elaborated on the financial aspects.

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