Electric vehicles

Tell the U.S. Postal Service: We should be investing in clean electric vehicles, not dirty diesel ones

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To the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service:

We, the undersigned, urge the Postal Service to invest in an all-electric delivery fleet, rather than spending billions on new gas-powered vehicles.

Electric mail trucks will make our communities and our air quality cleaner and healthier while slashing fuel costs at the same time. And in fact, electrifying the Postal Service’s fleet is a key element of the Biden administration’s plan to replace its federal fleet of 600,000 cars and trucks with electric vehicles and slash the government’s carbon emissions by 65% by 2030.

Therefore, it makes no sense for the Postal Service to enact a plan that would lock in polluting, gas-powered vehicles for decades to come. We ask that you listen to the Environmental Protection Agency, the White House, and thousands of citizens across the country and put the $11 billion in new Postal Service funding toward electric vehicles, not dirty diesel ones.