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Postal Service Should Buy More Electric Vehicles, Senator Says

  • Democrat Tom Carper takes note of award to Oshkosh for vans
  • Carper speaks at nomination hearing for three to postal board
Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

The U.S. Postal Service should include more electric vehicles in its new fleet than it first envisioned when it awarded a $6 billion contract to Oshkosh Corp., a U.S. senator told nominees to the service’s board.

“The Postal Service has a great opportunity here to take the lead in combating climate change, and that’s by moving away from internal combustion engines,” Senator Tom Carper, a Delaware Democrat, told three nominees to the agency’s board.