June 6, 2013
By: Nick Winkler
Princeton, Minn. based electric vehicle maker, E-Ride Industries, is being considered to help replace postal service fleet.
The company manufactures electric utility vehicles that are changing the way people work and could save the U.S. Postal Service hundreds of millions of dollars.
The company says its vehicles can be operated for about $.05 a mile versus approximately $1 a mile for USPS gasoline powered delivery vehicles.
E-Ride says if a federal law is changed and the postal service replaces half its fleet with electric utility vehicles, it could save several hundred million dollars a year in fuel.
Currently, USPS says it uses approximately 726 million gallons of fuel a year.
Electric utility vehicles are replacing fleet vehicles on college campuses, military bases, and VA hospitals. They can be customized, get between 25-60 miles per charge, and are designed to perform in extreme conditions.
In the past 10 years E-Ride says it has sold more than 1,000 electric utility vehicles worldwide.