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Report: U.S. Postal Service says it might cut Saturday delivery to curb emissions

The United State Postal Service (USPS) has discussed dropping Saturday delivery several times in the past. Often, the USPS cites budget concerns and has proposed the five-day delivery schedule as a solution, an option many are unhappy with. So now we're hearing a different approach, and it jumps on the "go green" bandwagon. The USPS is saying reducing emissions is a primary reason for dropping Saturday deliveries. Clearly you can't argue with a company trying to save the environment, right?

More details on Zap's all-electric USPS truck conversion [w/video] *UPDATE

U.S Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey visits Zap – Click above for high-res image

Zap gets USPS contract to convert mail truck to electric power

News from Zap's California headquarters has been quiet of late, with not much more than a few tidbits about a possible electric SUV and more orders for the Zaptruck reaching our screens. This week, though, we heard about a new possibility for Zap's electric vehicles (EVs) to hit the road:

Quantum gets deal to provide USPS with electric vehicle for testing

The United States Congress has yet to pass any of the proposed appropriations that would fund a massive electrification drive by the U.S. Postal Service. Nonetheless, the post office is moving ahead with a test program in Washington, D.C. that will see some of the ubiquitous white boxes be converted to battery power.

Proposals would give U.S. Postal Service billions to electrify fleet

A month ago Rep. Jose E. Serrano (D-NY) introduced a bill in the U.S. house of representatives that if passed would provide up to $2 billion to the United States Postal Service (USPS) for vehicle electrification. The money would be used to convert up to 15 percent of the agency's 142,000 vehicle fleet to plug-in capability.

USPS, Congress moving forward with electric vehicle plan

Chrysler U.S. Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery