Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
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WASHINGTON—Today, the Biden-Harris administration announced an investment of $9.6 billion to electrify the U.S. Postal Service’s delivery fleet over the next five years. Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka responded:
“Our nation’s dependence on oil for transportation has led to many national security risks, so our federal government must take all necessary steps to transition to vehicles powered with domestically- and diversely-produced electricity. The USPS delivery fleet is prime for electrification because it will reduce air pollution in our communities, reduce operating costs, and strengthen our national and economic security.
“The U.S. federal fleet is the largest vehicle fleet in the world, and the USPS delivery fleet is the largest and most recognizable fleet within that. Last year, a report by the Electrification Coalition and Atlas Public Policy demonstrated that if the USPS electrified its entire light-duty fleet by 2025, it would save $2.9 billion over the life of those vehicles.
“The Biden-Harris administration has taken historic steps to transportation electrification, including passing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021 and the Inflation Reduction Act earlier this year. This move further signals that electricity will power not only the next generation of passenger vehicles but also medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
“Americans can look forward to receiving their daily mail from cleaner, quieter, and more efficient vehicles.”
About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. ElectrificationCoalition.org