USPS Installs EV Chargers in Atlanta, Will Expand Nationwide

Post Office Hopes to Cultivate ‘Largest Fleet of Electric Vehicles’ in US
USPS electric van
A U.S. Postal Service electric vehicle plugged into a charger. (Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press)

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The U.S. Post Office is set to make changes to its mail delivery trucks.

This week, USPS unveiled its first set of electric vehicle charging stations at its South Atlanta Sorting and Delivery Center. It’s the first of hundreds of new stations that will be installed at delivery centers across the country this year as USPS said it plans to create the nation’s largest fleet of electric vehicles.

USPS plans to have more than 66,000 EVs on the road once the conversion is complete.

“The work USPS is doing to electrify those vehicles is making EVs commonplace on every road and street in our country, while reducing air pollution and increasing comfort and safety for the dedicated public servants who deliver our mail,” said John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation.

Deployment of the electric delivery trucks will start in Georgia and then expand to other parts of the country. The first battery-powered vehicles were made by Ford Motor Company in the U.S. and include air conditioning and advanced safety technology.

The U.S. Postal Service ranks No. 6 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest global freight companies.

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