US Post Office Making Switch To Electric Fleet

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After being dogged for years by accusations that its service is antiquated, the United States Postal Service is making an effort to move into the 21st century.

USPS officials on Wednesday revealed a plan to purchase at least 25,000 electric mail vehicles, which is more than twice as many as they previously announced. The post office is also planning on buying an additional 34,500 electric vehicles for other purposes, officials say.

The announcement comes three months after 16 states filed a lawsuit against USPS, saying the agency was violating environmental regulations by continuing to use gas-powered vehicles to deliver the mail.

It's unclear when the new vehicles are expected to hit the road.

Check out more details on The Washington Post.

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