U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Vehicle Technologies Office – Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity

U.S. Postal Service

United States Postal Service VehicleIn 1999, the U.S. Postal Service contracted with Ford Motor Company for the purchase of 500 electric carrier route vehicles (ECRVs). The ECRVs were phased into service at 202 Post Office locations - 200 in California and 2 on the East Coast - between February 2001 and October 2002.

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  • Demonstration and Evaluation Final Report (PDF 1.1 MB)
  • Demonstration and Evaluation Report - Sept. 2001 (PDF 364 KB)
  • Demonstration and Evaluation Report - June 2001 (PDF 2.2 MB)
  • Demonstration and Evaluation Report - Mar. 2001 (PDF 303 KB)
  • Demonstration and Evaluation Report - Dec. 2000 (PDF 622 KB)
  • Demonstration and Evaluation Report - Oct. 2000 (PDF 1.3 MB)
  • Fountain Valley ECRV Testing (PDF 177 KB)
  • Test Program Fact Sheet (PDF 233 KB)

U.S. Postal Service Electric Route Vehicle Program
500-Vehicle Fleet Deployment Report