United States Postal Service (USPS) has now announced plans to purchase at least 40% electric vehicles (EVs) in their next generation of delivery trucks. This is a remarkable improvement from their original plan to purchase 90% internal combustion vehicles.
While this change is a step in the right direction, it’s not enough. President Biden has directed the federal government to transition to 100% zero-emissions vehicles by 2035, and we need to continue to ramp up the pressure on USPS to commit to 100% EVs.
USPS is accepting public comments on their new plan until August 15, and we need to keep up the pressure by continuing to send as many pro-climate, pro-high-quality jobs messages as we can. Please submit a comment to USPS today urging them to invest in a new fleet of 100% union-made electric vehicles.