U.S. Postal Service buys 9,250 electric vans, 14,000 charge stations
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The U.S. Postal Service is buying 9,250 Ford Motor Co. electric vans and 14,000 charging stations, taking the first step towards the promised electrification of its mail truck fleet.
To meet an "urgent need for vehicles," the Postal Service will also purchase 9,250 gas-powered vans from Fiat Chrysler in North America, which is now part of Amsterdam-based Stellantis. The contracts awarded to Fiat Chrysler and Ford together will total just over $1 billion.
The purchase comes months after USPS announced a plan to spend $9.6 billion on its next generation of mail delivery trucks, of which at least 66,000 are planned to be electric vehicles. $3 billion in planned spending comes from the Inflation Reduction Act. The agency aims to have all newly purchased vehicles be electric-powered by 2026.
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US POSTAL SERVICE ANNOUNCES $9.6B INVESTMENT IN NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE FLEET WHILE OPERATING AT A LOSS