Following President Joe Biden’s executive order to end the purchases of gas-powered vehicles by 2035 in a move to lower emissions, the United States Postal Service announced on December 20th, 2022, that it expects to acquire at least 66,000 battery-electric delivery vehicles as part of its 106,000-vehicle acquisition plan for deliveries between now and 2028.
To become one of the nation’s largest electric vehicle fleets, the United States Postal Service is expected to invest approximately $9.6 billion including $3 billion from Inflation Reduction Act funds to replace over 220,000 it now owns.
The US Postal Service will begin by initiating the purchase of 9,000 new Ford electric vehicles. In support of this acquisition, the USPS will construct 14,000 additional charging stations in 75 different counties and municipalities. Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) are expected to take route in late 2023.