The US Postal Service (USPS) has unveiled a number of EV charging stations at its South Atlanta Sorting and Supply Middle that will likely be used to assist the electrification of the service throughout the USA.

Through the occasion hosted alongside White Home officers, the USPS additionally showcased a number of freshly-delivered Ford E-Transit vans that can make up an essential a part of its fleet. The postal service has dedicated to introduce some 9,250 E-Transits by way of the tip of 2024. These vans will initially be deployed in Georgia earlier than increasing to different components of the nation all year long. The E-Transits for use by USPS have thrice the cargo capability of the Grumman LLV supply automobiles that it at present makes use of.

USPS will supply electrical supply automobiles from different firms along with Ford and in the end plans on having a fleet consisting of greater than 66,000 EVs with at the least 45,000 of them to be on the roads by 2028.

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 USPS Rolls Out First Charging Stations For Fleet Of Ford E-Transits And Other EVs

The primary charging stations displayed by the postal service have been manufactured by Siemens and can be capable of cost EVs in a single day and get them prepared for the following day’s deliveries. USPS intends on in the end rolling out 14,000 EV chargers throughout the USA provided by Siemens, Rexel/ChargePoint, and Blink.

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“The enhancements we have to obtain in sustainability are an integral outgrowth of the broader modernization efforts we have now undertaken by way of our 10-year Delivering for America plan,” Postmaster Genera Louis DeJoy mentioned on the occasion.

“As we remodel our working processes and put money into new automation, new applied sciences, and upgraded services and automobiles, we’ll generate vital efficiencies that scale back our prices, slash our carbon footprint and decrease waste. We’re grateful for the assist of Congress and the Biden Administration by way of Inflation Discount Act funding, which helped allow the electrification in proof right here in the present day,” DeJoy added.

 USPS Rolls Out First Charging Stations For Fleet Of Ford E-Transits And Other EVs