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U-M Analysis Challenges USPS Electric Vehicle Environmental Study

August 29, 2022

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A new University of Michigan study finds that switching to all-electric mail-delivery vehicles would lead to far greater reductions in greenhouse gas emissions than previously estimated by the U.S. Postal Service. The study was conducted in response to the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act, which designates $3 billion to help the USPS decarbonize its mail-delivery fleet and shift to electric vehicles. Maxwell Woody, a research specialist and lead author, shares additional insights from the study, highlighting that previous analysis by the Postal Service was flawed and led them to underestimate the benefits of electric vehicles.

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