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This is huge. EVs are perfect for mail delivery - they have short fixed routes that they run only once a day leaving the rest of the time to charge.

Currently the delivery vans get about 8 (yes 8) mpg.

Dejoy attempted to buy a new fleet of these awful vehicles but it seems Biden prevailed.

From the announcement:

Today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced an historic, $9.6 billion investment over the next five years to electrify its delivery fleet. The USPS investment includes electrifying 75% of its new purpose-built Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) and a commitment to acquire 100% electric NGDVs starting in 2026. This $9.6 billion investment – which includes $3 billion in funding from the Inflation Reduction Act – installs modern charging infrastructure at hundreds of USPS facilities, electrifies 66,000 delivery vehicles, and modernizes mail delivery by creating a smarter network to more efficiently reach its 163 million delivery locations across the country and further strengthen the sustainability of this critical public service.

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