For package delivery companies and the Post Office, the rising cost of fuel is taking an ever larger bite of revenues. In Washington state, Carolyn Triebenbach has found a solution. As a rural letter carrier Triebenbach does her daily twenty-mile route on only $0.40 worth of electricity. She uses a new Zenn NEV to deliver mail to 520 homes in Sequim. When she has a particularly heavy load of mail after a long weekend, she may have to take a 20-30 minute brake break later in the day for a charge to finish the route but otherwise the Zenn operates quietly and smoothly. Triebenbach paid an extra $5,000 on top of the $12,600 base price to get a right hand drive conversion and the passenger seat removed to hold the mail.

[Source: Peninsula Daily News, thanks to Domenick for the tip]

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