Right now, the United States Postal Service has an opportunity to bring cleaner air to almost every community in the country. The Postal Service is planning to make a major purchase to add up to 165,000 new vehicles to its fleet — the largest civilian fleet in the world. These new postal trucks will be on the roads for decades, and we need to make sure they are electric. Join us in calling on the Postal Service to commit to 100% electric vehicles.
Transportation is the largest source of climate pollution in the U.S. and air pollution from fossil fuel vehicles harms people’s health, especially in low-income communities and communities of color where government policies have deliberately concentrated transportation pollution. By upgrading to electric vehicles, the Postal Service can cut dangerous air pollution across the country and help put us on a path to an all-electric, zero-emissions transportation future.
President Biden promised to electrify the federal fleet as part of his plan to cut climate pollution in half by 2030 and advance environmental justice. But Trump-appointed Postmaster General DeJoy is standing in the way. He is proposing to purchase tens of thousands of new fossil fuel vehicles — and only 10% electric vehicles. Tell Postmaster General DeJoy that our lungs and our planet deserve better.
As we accelerate the country’s transition towards electric transportation powered by renewable energy, we need the Postal Service to lead the charge. The Postal Service reliably serves every part of the country, benefiting everyone in the United States by connecting rural and urban communities alike. We cannot let a Trump-appointee impede the next iteration of the Postal Service’s mission by limiting electric trucks and their benefits to a small fraction of the country.
Everyone deserves an electric postal truck and cleaner air in their neighborhood. Please join us in fighting for a 100% electric postal fleet.