Lawmaker Seeks to Stop Postal Service Contract With Limited EVs

Feb. 26, 2021, 12:29 AM

A House Democrat who has advocated for the U.S. Postal Service to electrify its vehicle fleet vowed Thursday to block a contract the service awarded to Oshkosh Corp. earlier this week.

“This is an urgent situation where we cannot allow this contract to go forward,” Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) said in an interview.

USPS awarded Oshkosh Defense a $6 billion, 10-year contract to manufacture a new fleet of as many as 165,000 postal delivery vehicles with “either fuel-efficient internal combustion engines or battery electric powertrains.” Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Wednesday that the service has plans for only 10% of...

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