First EV and Ford E-Transit charging stations are launched by USPS


At its South Atlanta Sorting and Delivery Center, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has showcased a number of EV charging stations that will help with the electrification of the service nationwide.

Alongside White House representatives, the USPS unveiled a number of recently delivered Ford E-Transit vans, which will constitute a significant portion of their fleet, at the occasion. Through the end of 2024, the postal service has promised to implement 9,250 E-Transits. During the course of the year, these vans will first be stationed in Georgia before being distributed to other regions of the nation. The cargo capacity of the E-Transits that USPS plans to employ is three times greater than that of the Grumman LLV delivery trucks it now utilizes.

In addition to Ford, USPS will purchase electric delivery cars from other businesses. By 2028, the company hopes to have a fleet of over 66,000 EVs, at least 45,000 of which will be on the road.

The Siemens-manufactured charging stations that the postal service is showcasing are capable of charging electric vehicles (EVs) over night so that they are prepared for delivery the following day. In the end, USPS plans to install 14,000 EV chargers provided by Siemens, Rexel/ChargePoint, and Blink throughout the country.

Postmaster Genera Louis DeJoy stated at the ceremony, “The improvements we need to achieve in sustainability are an integral outgrowth of the broader modernization efforts we have undertaken through our 10-year Delivering for America plan.”

Through the implementation of operational process transformation, investment in new automation, cutting-edge technology, and modernized facilities and vehicles, we will yield substantial cost savings, minimize waste, and lower our carbon footprint. We appreciate Congress’s and the Biden Administration’s assistance, as seen by the monies provided by the Inflation Reduction Act, which made it possible for the electrification that is on display today,” DeJoy continued.

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