Postal Service to Increase Electric-Powered Vehicles

Plans for half of 50,000 new vehicles to be electric.

The U.S. Postal Service announced this past week that half of their upcoming purchase of next-generation vehicles will be electric-powered. They announced a plan in February for 10% of 50,000 new vehicles to be electric, but the Environmental Protection Agency urged them to increase that percentage. The Postal Service currently has 190,000 delivery vehicles in its fleet, many of which are so old they lack air bags, anti-lock brakes, and backup cameras.

Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Senator Gary Peters of Michigan commended the decision, saying that investing in electric vehicles will not only positively impact climate change but also significantly reduce Postal Service fuel costs in the long run. “Electric vehicles are the future of the automotive industry and that is why I have been pressing the Postal Service to purchase more of them,” said Senators Peters.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Postmaster General DeJoy and other decision-makers in the Postal Service.
  • For Administrator Regan to seek God’s direction as he heads the EPA.
  • For members of the Senate as they support the administration’s energy and climate goals.

Sources: AP, Reuters


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