USPS showed its first charging station at the South Atlanta Sorting and Delivery Center.
The United States Postal Service will add charging stations to sorting and delivery centers across the country as part of a $40 billion investment.
This charging network will help support the 66,000 electric vehicles expected by 2028, with 9250 of those being Ford E-Transit vans.
The United States Postal Service showed off its first charging station at its South Atlanta Sorting and Delivery Center—with many more expected across the country. This initiative is part of a $40 billion investment strategy to improve the whole mail delivery process.
The USPS says it will start deploying electric trucks in Georgia but expand its reach during the year. This is part of a 10-year plan dubbed Delivering for America.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said at the event, “As we transform our operating processes and invest in new automation, new technologies, and upgraded facilities and vehicles, we will generate significant efficiencies that reduce our costs, slash our carbon footprint, and minimize waste. We are grateful for the support of Congress and the Biden Administration through Inflation Reduction Act funding, which helped enable the electrification in evidence here today.”
The USPS also showed off part of its 9250-vehicle order of Ford E-Transit delivery vans. By 2028, those 9250 Ford vans will be part of the targeted 66,000 examples of electric vehicles in the USPS’ fleet. This is part of a larger target of 21,000 domestically manufactured commercial-off-the-shelf vehicles, or COTS, that the USPS wants to purchase.
While the chargers at the South Atlanta Sorting and Delivery Center were made by Siemens, the USPS notes that Rexel/ChargePoint and Blink will also have a part in supplying the first 14,000 electric vehicle chargers.
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