According to Reuters, the USPS intends to acquire at least 25,000 electric vehicles as part of its initial order of 50,000 next-generation delivery trucks from Oshkosh Defense.
USPS estimates that at least 40% of the 84,500 cars it will purchase will be electric vehicles.
In March, USPS announced a first $2.98 billion order. The business told Reuters last month that it aimed to increase the number of EVs when it updated its environmental impact statement.
In April, 16 states, four environmental groups, and the UAW filed lawsuits to halt USPS's plan to acquire primarily gas-powered next-generation delivery trucks, claiming that the agency violated environmental requirements when it released its EIS.
The US Postal Service stated that it will "also need to make major investments in the maintenance of approximately 50,000 old" delivery trucks "each year to continue prolonging their usable life."
The business stated that it "anticipates assessing and acquiring fewer volumes of cars over shorter time periods...in order to be more responsive to our developing operating strategy, technological advancements, and changing market conditions."