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 Report: Next Generation Delivery Vehicles – Environmental Impact Statement

Background The U.S. Postal Service is replacing its aging mail delivery vehicle fleet with Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDVs). The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires agencies to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) when evaluating major federal acquisitions that could significantly affect the environment – such as that for NGDVs. The Postal…

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USPS News Release: Over 66,000 Electric Vehicles To Be Deployed by 2028 (video)

Initiative Boosted by Postal Service “Delivering for America” Network Modernization and Funding from Congress Postal Service anticipates increasing the quantity of purpose-built Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) to a minimum of 60,000 of which at least 45,000 will be battery electric by 2028. NGDV acquisitions delivered in 2026 and thereafter expected to be 100% electric….

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USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Maintenance Facility Preparedness for Next Generation Delivery Vehicles

Background The U.S. Postal Service plans to replace and expand its current delivery fleet with a mix of internal combustion engine and battery electric powertrain, purpose-built Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV), and commercial off-the-shelf vehicles. As a result, the Postal Service has initiated several efforts to prepare its Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (VMF) — where the…

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Postal Service Modernization Enables Expanded Electric Vehicle Opportunity

July 20, 2022 The Postal Service announces change of scope of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for its Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDVs) to further reflect network refinements, route optimization, and financial improvements that will support a shortened delivery vehicle procurement strategy interval Under the adjusted scope, at least 50 percent of newly ordered…

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PMG reviews Delivering for America progress after one year (video)

April 19, 2022 In his latest video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy discusses the first anniversary of Delivering for America, the Postal Service’s 10-year plan to return the organization to financial sustainability and achieve service excellence. “I am pleased to say that we are making a lot of progress,” he says. As he notes, USPS…

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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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