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Postal Hub podcast

Apr 26, 2022

Tristan Dreisbach, research analyst at the USPS Office of Inspector General, discusses recent USPS OIG on the suitability of electric vehicles for last mile postal delivery. We discuss:

  • Three major benefits of adopting electric delivery vehicles, including environmental and cost benefits
  • Total cost of ownership of electric vehicles
  • Suitability of electric delivery vehicles for last mile postal delivery
  • Range, climate, terrain, and the ability of current electric delivery vehicles to cover existing USPS delivery routes
  • Stop-start and range
  • Charging infrastructure - including different kinds of chargers, costs and impact on the local power grid
  • Up-front costs of electric vehicles and ongoing costs, including maintenance
  • Different modelling of total cost of ownership comparisons between electric and internal combustion engine powered delivery vehicles