USPS to Deploy 66K Electric Vehicles by 2028

Congress provides $3 billion in funding for network modernization.

The United States Postal Service will be acquiring at least 66,000 battery electric delivery vehicles between now and 2028. The vehicles will also feature air conditioning and advanced safety features that are not featured in the current aging fleet.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy commented, “We have a statutory requirement to deliver mail and packages to 163 million addresses six days per week and to cover our costs in doing so – that is our mission. As I have said in the past, if we can achieve those objectives in a more environmentally responsible way, we will do so.”

He added, “The $3 billion provided by Congress has significantly reduced the risk associated with accelerating the implementation of a nationwide infrastructure necessary to electrify our delivery fleet. While most of the electric vehicle funding will continue to come from Postal Service revenues, we are grateful for the confidence that Congress and the Administration have placed in us to build and acquire what has the potential to become the largest electric vehicle fleet in the nation.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Postmaster DeJoy as he oversees the purchase of new delivery vehicles.
  • For members of Congress as they determine where to allot government funding.
  • For USPS personnel as they recover from the Christmas rush.

Sources: U.S. Postal Service, The White House


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