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Monday, 17 May 2021 21:21

U.S. House Lawmakers Support $8 Billion for Electric Postal Cars

Written by Steven Loveday, Inside EVs

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According to a recent report from Automotive News, the U.S. House of Representatives has already pushed forward new language that would work to approve $8 billion for the U.S. Postal Service.

The money would assist in assuring the postal service can update its fleet with electric cars or other zero-emission vehicles.

 

This comes as no surprise as the Biden Administration has made it very clear about its stance on climate change, as well as how it aims to act. It seems the House will continue to propose and even pass such legislation and/or amendments. However, the story is often different when it comes to the U.S. Senate.

 

Back in February, the U.S. Postal Service announced it has chosen a winner for a contract to manufacture new postal delivery vehicles. The service has an aging fleet, and it's time to bring it up to date.

 

Oskosh Corp. was chosen as the winner, however, it said it only had plans to electrify 10% of the new fleet. The contract aims to supply 50,000 to 165,000 delivery vehicles over a 10-year period.

 

In a time when our current administration is working on future infrastructure, green-friendly vehicles and other related initiatives, having a goal of 10% electric is unacceptable. Interestingly, OshKosh explained its vehicle can be...


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