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Postal Service Stirs Ire by Buying Gas Trucks and a Few EVs

  • Postmaster says contract award to Oshkosh driven by costs
  • Critics see break with Biden goal of clean federal fleet
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The U.S. Postal Service currently plans for only 10% of its new truck fleet to be electric, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Wednesday, angering environmentalists who say the move flies in the face of a White House executive order to electrify the government’s vehicles.

DeJoy’s revelation in a hearing before a House panel comes the day after the Postal Service announced that Wisconsin-based maker of military trucks, Oshkosh Corp., had won a long-delayed $6 billion contract to replace the service’s fleet of gas-guzzling postal trucks.