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The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently announced its first EV charging stations and the addition of fresh-off-the-line Ford E-Transit Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) to their fleet.

The strategy cost $ 40 billion and has come to life to improve USPS's day-by-day, also building up one of the most robust EV fleets in the nation, projected to encompass over 66,000 delivery vehicles. Read more.

USPS's Role In Boosting EV Adoption

USPS's effort to promote the EV movement goes beyond the recent announcement you've read about just above: The organization started a massive project to transform approximately 400 post offices into cutting-edge sorting and delivery centers.

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  • The revamped delivery centers, which will serve extensive geographical regions, will act as the nerve centers for dispatching EVs on local carrier routes.
  • The initial rollout will include the installation of some 14,000 EV chargers from industry leaders such as Siemens, Rexel/ChargePoint, and Blink.
  • To date, USPS has successfully inaugurated 29 of these centers across the country within this year alone.

And the USPS's green journey is not so recent.

Back in 2021, USPS made a significant investment in the EV movement, purchasing 9,250 Ford E-Transit BEVs. These new additions provide almost triple the cargo capacity of the current Grumman LLV delivery vehicles, which means mail carriers can deliver more mail without the need for additional pickups.

USPS's commitment to EVs is not just a short-term plan.

How Is USPS Looking Ahead

The postal service plans to acquire an additional 11,750 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) vehicles from various manufacturers. Moreover, USPS is set to add at least 45,000 battery-electric Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDVs) by 2028, constructed by Oshkosh, growing the total fleet to more than 66,000 EVs.

More Is Still To Be Seen

USPS's Commitment To EVs may not end now. With a robust blueprint for service improvement and an expansive EV fleet, the USPS can redefine its operations, meanwhile being an important actor in the broader EV movement, pushing the country closer to a more sustainable future.