19 Aug '11, 3pm

Postal Service Touts Efficient Fleets, Alt-Fuel Adoption in Green Update

Postal Service Touts Efficient Fleets, Alt-Fuel Adoption in Green Update

The U.S. Postal Service may be losing money hand over fist , but it's working harder than ever to get its environmental and economic costs down. The agency today released data highlighting the growth of its alternative mail-delivery fleets, which include some impressive figures: 44,000 alternative-fuel vehicles, making up 20 percent of its overall delivery fleet Replacing 6,600 old vehicles with new, fuel-efficient vehicles that will save 2.2 million gallons of gasoline per year Increasing the use of bicycle- and foot-powered delivery routes, which cumulatively save 6.5 million gallons of fuel per year The Postal Service is embracing alternative fuels in a big way, relying heavily on ethanol, compressed natural gas, liquid propane, biodiesel and electric vehicles to power its trucks. In our most recent State of Green Business report, USPS had the third-largest alt-fuel veh...

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