Posten Norway recently purchased 240 Renault Kangoo ZE electric delivery vehicles, bringing their total number of EVs to more than 900.
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Jo Borras returns to Gas 2, and gets ready to start blasting oil lobby apologists, fans of the USPS, and driving fast. No three-wheeler is safe!
The United States Post Office is dirty, inefficient, and – after failing to pay back the $12 billion loan it got from the US Gov’t – hemorrhaging cash at an alarming rate. Total collapse (in the form of not being able to pay employees, pay bills, or buy stamps) has been looming for over a […]
Let’s say you live in California (hypothetically). Next, let’s say you wanted to get a package from your address in California to another address in California. Finally, let’s say that you wanted your package to get to its new California home (from its old California home) quickly and efficiently. Pay special attention to “quickly and […]
The future belongs to solar power, and Jason Anello – from solar power company Sungevity – is a big part of the reason why. How so? Put simply: the guy is a marketing genius, and he (along with Sungevity) converted an old USPS mail truck into a solar-powered popsicle stand that hands out artisan-grade popsicles […]
The United States Postal Service is headed off a cliff, and – according to the US Government Accountability Office – few are even giving its demise a second thought. That’s the same USPS, by the way, that was once a great source of national pride, that united America’s coasts and transmitted vital information at incredible speeds, […]
Fleet managers rated rising, volatile fuel prices as their top concern for 2011, over driver safety and cost savings, according to a survey conducted by General Electric Capital Fleet Services during the 2011 NAFA Institute and Expo. The survey shows that 28% of the 105 corporate fleet managers they questioned will introduce electric vehicles into […]
Ryder, DHL, and other major hauling companies are taking major steps to lower their petroleum fuel usage, opting to purchase fleets of fuel-efficient and alternative-energy trucks Truck leasing company Ryder has ordered over 200 natural gas powered trucks (in addition to its growing fleet of hybrid trucks) to add to its fleet in Southern California. […]
For many companies, fuel is a huge overhead factor that drives up the cost of doing business. So it should come as no surprise that hybrid commercial vehicles could be the biggest growing hybrid market, according to a new survey.
The United States Postal Service, or USPS, was once the most integral part of society. Through rain and sleet and snow, the postman always came through. That was the good ol’ days. Now, more than half the mail that comes through the USPS is from direct mailers (i.e. junk mail) and the USPS is hemorrhaging money in […]
The U.S. Postal Service is undergoing a series of dramatic changes soon as the fiscal belt tightening continues. There has been a lot of talk about cancelling Saturday deliveries and switching the fleet of postal vehicles over from gas to electric or other alternative fuels. The Canadian postal service is taking a different route. They […]
Snail mail is getting a big push from Congress to go electric and I’m not talking about e-mail. The United States Postal Service (USPS) wants to electrify its fleet and Zap motors might just to do the trick. This week, the California-based company announced they are engineering an all-electric truck prototype for the mail delivery […]
[social_buttons] The United States Postal service is the second largest civilian employer in the country, after Wal-Mart. Over 650,000 are employed by the USPS, which utilizes some 260,000 vehicles. While 43,000 of these vehicles run on E85 fuel, they still manage to get an average of just 9 mpg. Pretty terrible gas mileage, and E85 […]
If you’re going to deliver half the world’s mail, you might as well do it with fuel-efficient vehicles, and, of course, deliver it on foot in as many communities around the country as you can. While stymied by financial losses ($3.8 billion in 2008), the US Postal Service continues to commit resources and practice innovation […]
That’s 195,000 Vehicles. The U.S. Postal service is looking to move away from petroleum based fuels as quickly as possible since, as Environmental Leader reports, a 1-cent increase in a gallon of fuel costs them an additional $8 million annually. It looks like USPS will be getting a free fuel-cell test-vehicle from GM’s Project Driveway, […]