US Postal Service

USPS Electric Vehicle Study Challenged By U-M Analysis

ACS Publications: Abstract “The United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to purchase 165,000 next-generation delivery vehicles (NGDVs) between 2023 and 2032. The USPS submitted an environmental impact statement (EIS) for two NGDV procurement scenarios: (1) 90% internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) and 10% battery electric vehicles (BEVs) (‘ICEV scenario’) and (2) 100% BEVs (‘BEV scenario’). To correct several significant deficiencies in the EIS, we conduct a cradle-to-grave life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment of these two scenarios.”