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Several automakers have announced or advanced efforts to electrify semi-trucks, box trucks, heavy-duty big rigs, delivery vans, and other vehicles. This technology is in ever-increasing demand and interest. Trucks use a disproportionate amount of energy especially in comparison to other freight transportation methods, so electrification in this sector has a huge potential to reduce fleet carbon emissions.

Electric delivery vans and trucks are popular among businesses and government organizations alike. The US Postal Service was the most recent to announce its intention to use electric delivery trucks. The US Postal Service announced that a minimum of 40 percent of its new delivery cars will be electric, increasing from the 10 percent it had previously committed to, in response to criticism from the Biden government and others.

According to the revised strategy, the Postal Service would purchase 33,800 electric vehicles (EVs), 25,000 of which would be supplied by Oshkosh Defense, which created a special electric vehicle for the Postal Service’s requirements. The other vehicles are going to be bought “off the shelf,” which refers to the fact that they were not specially designed for a specific buyer. Electric delivery vehicles are available and are in high demand from automakers like Mercedes-Benz, Ford, and Rivian. As fuel prices rise, interest in electric vehicles (EVs) has grown.

According to Sue Brennan, a spokesperson for the Postal Service, the new vehicles are anticipated to start running routes late next year. The White House, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and US lawmakers had voiced their opposition to the Postal Service’s initial plans, which were initially announced in February. President Biden had advocated for government fleet vehicles to have zero exhaust emissions and for the sale of 50% electric automobiles by 2030.

The US Postal Service cannot buy non-zero-emission vehicles, according to legislation that has been proposed by four US senators. The Postal Service was sued in April to prevent the acquisition of gas-powered vehicles by the attorneys general of 16 states, environmental organizations, and the District of Columbia.

Rob Bonta, the attorney general of California, warned at the time that if the purchase goes through, “we’ll be stuck with over 100,000 more gas-guzzlers on neighborhood streets, serving houses across our state and the nation, for the next 30 years.” Many safety features found in the Postal Service’s new electric vehicle from Oshkosh Defense, such as airbags, are absent from many of its existing vehicles. The Postal Service will be able to deliver more packages thanks to its increased cargo space. A mail carrier can stand in the back of the car on the vehicle’s tall enough roof.

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