In the end, the US Postal Service is making ready so as to add some EVs to its supply fleet, and is planning to put in chargers for these fleet automobiles at some services. The Authorities Accountability Workplace (a form of watchdog company that retains observe of who within the sprawl of presidency companies is spending what) has made the wise suggestion that USPS additionally make the chargers accessible for workers to make use of to cost their private automobiles.
In response to the GAO, USPS has not included the potential for sharing its fleet chargers with staff—or putting in further chargers for worker use—into its facility preparation plans.
The GAO studied the problem, and interviewed numerous USPS staff and stakeholders. Unsurprisingly, a number of of those stated that staff would profit from office charging. “USPS has taken some preliminary steps to discover the potential for workers to cost their very own automobiles at work,” the GAO concedes. Nonetheless, “USPS officers stated there are complicated points USPS would wish to resolve earlier than it might set up a office charging program, comparable to creating insurance policies and doubtlessly negotiating work guidelines with a number of worker organizations.”
In conclusion, the GAO really helpful that the Postmaster Basic “guarantee applicable USPS leaders incorporate the potential for office charging into planning efforts to deploy fleet-charging infrastructure,” and says that “USPS partially agreed,” no matter meaning.
Then again, the GAO discovered that “internet hosting chargers for most people would pose vital challenges and supply comparatively few advantages to USPS.” USPS officers and stakeholders whom GAO interviewed stated internet hosting public chargers might be at odds with USPS’s aim of transferring prospects out and in of a facility shortly, and identified that USPS is mostly prohibited from providing non-postal companies.