Postal Service to Test Electric Truck

Posted by Trish Riley, January 25, 2010

Thanks to Don Davis, President of Capital City Bank of Gainesville, for sharing this with us:

Follow this link to an article that will make you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

The idea is to test electric mail trucks. Think about it – they drive the same route, same distance every day then they return to a central location where they sit for 16 hours until the next day when they repeat the process.  In addition they are small vehicles so they are well suited for electric power. 

Say what you will about electric vehicles for the rest of us, they make sense for postal carriers. The trucks follow predetermined routes, they’re kept in centralized locations and they driven roughly the same number of miles each day. All of that makes range and recharging a non-issue. The postal service is ideal for electrification, and the impact could be huge because it maintains the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world.

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