Democrat Senator Ed Markley of Massachusetts is pushing the USPS to adopt green energy policies for its fleet as soon as possible. He says that the long-term goal of the USPS should be to convert to a 100% electric fleet of trucks. He says they must do what they can now to reduce the emission of "dangerous" carbon dioxide. The service had looked into this question before and discovered that it would cost the USPS more than $2 billion to upgrade its entire fleet to electric vehicles instead of simply moving to upgrade to the gas-powered vehicles that it would normally move to. That expense could weigh very heavily on a governmental body already in a tough spot regarding its ability to remain useful as a service to the American people. We know that the USPS has struggled financially as fewer people use its services than they did before. A recent letter sent to the USPS indicates that ten Democrat Senators are telling the service to upgrade at least 95% of its vehicles to electric vehicles. The previously agreed target was 40%. The Democrats say that the USPS should use money from the climate bill they passed earlier this year to get the job done. [tweet_embed]November 24, 2022[/tweet_embed] The Senators wrote the following: "With Inflation Reduction Act funding, USPS should aim higher and strive for at least a 95 percent electric mail delivery fleet that will reduce dangerous greenhouse-gas emissions [and] help usher in an era of ubiquitous clean car technology," As reported by the Washington Post, USPS already agreed to work on converting approximately 10% of its fleet to electric. However, increasing that number to the 95% of Democrats now say they want to see seems like a bridge too far to most people. They don't love the idea that the USPS is being told what to do by a group of Democrats trying to get things passed above and beyond any mandate they might have had based on their passed legislation. $3 billion was allocated by the Inflation Reduction Act signed into law by President Joe Biden to go directly to the USPS to upgrade its vehicles. However, that's not all needed to get all of the vehicles up to the new standards Democrats have set. It seems they don't have an answer for where the money will come from, but Democrats are pushing for it regardless.