USPS OIG Report: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Acquisition – Testing, Performance, and Contract Oversight

Background To manage its aging delivery fleet while supporting financial and environmental sustainability strategies from its ten-year plan, the U.S. Postal Service is investing $9.6 billion, including $3 billion in congressional funding, to electrify its delivery vehicles and procure electric vehicle supply equipment — more commonly known as charging stations. In preparation for charging station…

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USPS Notice of Availability of Updated Record of Decision for Next Generation Delivery Vehicles Acquisitions

December 8, 2023 To replace existing delivery vehicles nationwide that have reached the end of their service life, the U.S. Postal Service has determined that it will implement the Preferred Alternative set forth in its September 29, 2023, Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). The Preferred Alternative is the purchase and deployment of a mixed…

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USPS OIG Blog: Pluggin’ in with Electric Postal Vehicles

March 28, 2022 You’ve probably heard in the news the Postal Service has signed a contract to replace its aging delivery fleet. The Postal Service has said at least 10 percent of its new fleet will be electric, with the exact proportion not yet being decided. So, you may be wondering — what benefits and…

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USPS OIG Report: Electric Delivery Vehicles and the Postal Service

March 17, 2022 (RISC-WP-22-003) As the Postal Service prepares to acquire a new delivery fleet, electric vehicles may be a good option for deployment on many postal routes. There is considerable variation among delivery routes, and many factors can make a route either more or less suitable to electric vehicle deployment. In February 2021, USPS…

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