Our Post Office realized electric mail trucks make sense

The United States Postal Service announced its first official order for its Next Generation Delivery Vehicles, the ones that will eventually replace the iconic and ironically-named Long Life Vehicles, some of which have been on the road for more than 30 years. That order will include 50,000 vehicles for a total cost of $2.98 billion. But it will also include 10,019 battery electric vehicles, more than doubling the USPS’s EV order from previous announcements…

Upping that percentage of EVs for the first batch of orders signals the USPS might be changing its attitude towards the viability of EVs for its delivery fleet. Or it might not. Since the USPS first announced the new vehicle order, Congress has passed a bill that will shore up the USPS’s finances, a prerequisite DeJoy has long cited for the USPS to buy more EVs, even though experts agree EVs will save the USPS money in the long run. And if the USPS ends up ordering the full 165,000 vehicles the contract allows, it would still need to order about 6,500 more to meet the 10 percent threshold DeJoy initially committed to.

Trump leftovers in government – like DeJoy – are useless half the time. As they always were. Rest of the time they work at being dangerous.