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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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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