USPS electrifies fleet in bid to shrink carbon footprint, starting in Atlanta

USPS has unveiled its plan to electrify its fleet of delivery vans, beginning in Atlanta, with the goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 40% by the end of the decade. The initiative includes the installation of tens of thousands of chargers nationwide to power at least 66,000 electric vans by 2028.

The postal service plans to consolidate older facilities and invest in newer, more environmentally friendly vehicles as part of the $40 billion "Delivering for America" reform plan. USPS has agreed to purchase over 106,000 Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDVs) by 2028, with 45,000 being electric vehicles.

The Biden administration aims to have more than half of all new vehicle sales be electric by 2030 and is pushing adoption of EVs as a way to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Ford E-Transit vans will be used by USPS to quickly electrify its fleet, along with the purchase of 9,250 vehicles. Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, Volkswagen ID.4, Kia Niro EV, Hyundai Ioniak 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y, and Genesis Electrified GV70 are among the 11 best electric vehicles for families, according to Edmunds.

The Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV are the most affordable family electric cars on the list, while the Volkswagen ID.4 has a large interior and ample cargo space. The Kia Niro EV has been redesigned for 2023 and now features a more distinctive look, a much-improved interior design, and updated tech.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 boasts a futuristic, retro design and a comfortable interior with plenty of tech features. The Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y, and Genesis Electrified GV70 are also recommended electric vehicles for families.

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