USPS adds FFVs to its fleet

By | September 15, 2009
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will add 1,000 E85 flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) to its fleet as part of a one-for-one replacement of 6,500 aging vehicles at postal offices and facilities across the country. The remaining 5,500 vehicles will be replaced with gasoline/electric hybrid vehicles and fuel-efficient, four-cylinder vehicles. With approximately 220,000 vehicles, the USPS operates and maintains the largest civilian fleet in the country. The purchase will bring the total number of alternative fuel-capable vehicles in the USPS fleet to more than 43,000, of which 37,000 are FFVs.