The United States Postal Service will spend billions on a new fleet of EVs and charging stations in its initiative to electrify the nation’s largest federal fleet.
On Monday, the postal service awarded contracts to purchase over 9,000 electric vehicles and 14,000 charging stations that will roll out to at least 75 service facilities over the next year. The price tag was a whopping 9.6 billion dollars, with 3 billion coming from Inflation Reduction Act funds. This is part of the USPS vehicle electrification strategy announced in December to have 75% of its new acquisitions be all-electric over the next five years; and 100% after 2026.
The battery EVs contracts were awarded to the vehicle manufacturer Ford.