Your Mailman Could Soon Be Driving An Electric Car
We as a society are always looking for the latest and greatest technology that will not only make our lives easier but will also make them better. One such example of this is the rise of electric vehicles that are slowly but surely taking the place of more traditional fossil fuel powered vehicles. Both individuals and municipalities are turning towards electric vehicles for their many benefits. In some localities, the fleet of mail delivery vehicles is transitioning to all electric. The benefits of an all electric mail delivery fleet include but are not limited to:
- Saving the Taxpayer Money
- Environmental Friendliness
- Setting a Good Example
Saving the Taxpayer Money
Often times the single biggest cost of a vehicle is the cost of fuel. Because a mail delivery truck is constantly moving all day, it is a safe assumption that fuel costs per vehicle run into the thousands of dollars per year. If electric vehicles were used instead the fuel would be far cheaper in the form of electricity thus saving the taxpayers a great deal of money.
Electric Cars give off zero carbon emissions which scientist strongly believe contribute to climate change. If the source of charging for the electric mail delivery vehicles comes from renewable resources then almost no carbon emissions would go into the mail delivery process at all.
Setting a Good Example
Perhaps most importantly, having a fleet of electric vehicles delivering the mail sets a great example for surrounding communities. They will see that owning and operating an electric vehicle is a viable means of travel and may even decide to purchase one for themselves.
The days of all cars being electric are still quite far into the future but not quite as far as people once thought. With groups such as mail delivery drivers showing the world that electric vehicles are viable alternatives, we may all be pleasantly surprised by how quickly the transition can be made.