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U.S. Electric Mail Truck Push Stalls Without More Funding

The White House wants USPS to order more electric vehicles. The issue, as always, comes down to money

United States Postal Service mail delivery vehicles parked outside a distribution center in Chicago.

United States Postal Service mail delivery vehicles parked outside a distribution center in Chicago.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg
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We all know the tribulations of the U.S. Postal Service. It’s losing billions of dollars a year, even as it’s delivering record numbers of packages, to say nothing of mail-in ballots, while struggling with Covid-related absences. Ben Franklin would be awed.