Urge the Postal Service: Don't delay on transitioning to all-electric mail trucks

Postmaster General DeJoy:

We, the undersigned, strongly urge you to use the $3 billion in new funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to further increase the Postal Service's commitment to an electric vehicle fleet.

Earlier this year, the Postal Service's own analysis showed that some 95% of mail routes in the U.S. could be electrified. And the urgency of doing so is clear: Transportation is the No. 1 source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and each year, tailpipe pollution cuts short an estimated 58,000 American lives.

For the health of our climate and our communities, the Postal Service can't delay the transition to its electric vehicle future any longer. Please ensure the Postal Service quickly puts its new funding toward a fleet of at least 95% clean, electric mail trucks.