Coalition Calls for Post Office Fleet Transition to Plug-in Hybrids
6 May 2006 [via Green Car Congress]
The Plug-in Partners coalition has called on Congress to provide incentives sufficient to transition the US Post Office fleet to plug-in hybrid vehicles.
"Transitioning the Postal fleet to plug-ins would serve as a springboard for the commercial production of delivery vehicles that could be extended to a wide variety of delivery services across America.
The commercial market would also provide the economic certainty needed by automakers to make the production investments necessary for the mass production of plug-ins.
The plug-in technology is available right now and represents a realistic near-term solution to the serious problems of over-reliance on foreign oil, out of control gasoline prices as well as greenhouse emissions."
—Mayor Will Wynn
The Postal Service is a good target for plug-in applications. Its fleet consists of approximately 210,000 vehicles from Class 8 trucks down to carrier route vehicles that travel 1.2 billion miles a year consuming an estimated 106.8 million gallons of gasoline and 21 million gallons of diesel.
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