Postal Service Gets Electrified

Dooley, Erin E.
September 2001
Environmental Health Perspectives;Sep2001, Vol. 109 Issue 9, pA 419
Academic Journal
Quiet, clean, ultramodern vans are making their way into California neighborhoods as part of the U.S. Postal Service's efforts to make its 200,000-vehicle fleet as environmentally beneficial and cost-effective as possible. Five hundred battery-powered electric vans, developed by Ford Motor Co., have been purchased. Aside from their low-noise and zero-emission benefits, the vans require less maintenance and are cheaper to run than comparable gasoline-powered vehicles.


Related Articles

  • Opinion.  // Automotive News;11/11/2002, Vol. 77 Issue 6011, p12 

    Expresses opinion on developments in the U.S. automobile industry as of November 10, 2002. Tips which employees at Ford Motor Co. follow to make the company's initiative on cost cutting, called Team Value Management, successful; Segment of automobiles which ripe for a comeback of three leading...

  • How did Ford get in this predicament?  // Automotive News Europe;02/28/2000, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p10 

    Editorial. Elaborates on the decision of Ford Motor Co. to cancel the Focus-based small minivan project. Reason behind the cancellation; Why the Ford 2000 global plan left the corporation without a brand strategy; Recommendation to Ford in improving profits and market share.

  • Production. Domby, Dibi // Automotive News;11/19/2001, Vol. 76 Issue 5958, p42 

    Presents charts depicting the car and truck production in North America as of November 2001. Production of Honda Odyssey in Alabama; Decrease in the sales of Ford Motor Co. in Mexico; Percentage decline of North American cars and trucks.

  • US: Ford rail transport copes with new high roof Transits. Roberts, Graeme // Aroq - Just-Auto.com (Global News);6/26/2014, p8 

    The article presents a reprint of the article "U.S.: Ford Explorer exhaust gas intrusion under scrutiny," which appeared in the June 23, 2014 issue of "Aroq-Just-Auto.com." It states about new approach taken by Ford Motor Co. for the shipping of its new 'European' full-size Transit cargo vans...

  • Ford drops plan to replace 2 van lines with 1 for Europe, USA. Wilson, Amy // Automotive News Europe;10/6/2003, Vol. 8 Issue 19, p21 

    Reports on the decision of automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Co. to cancel a plan to replace its Econoline and Transit vans with a single new van for Europe and North America, as of October 2003. Reason behind the decision; Description of the proposed vehicle; Challenges facing the production...

  • Why Ford put 5, not 7 seats in the C-Max. Wernle, Bradford // Automotive News Europe;3/10/2003, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p18 

    Reports on the reason for the decision of Ford Motor Corp. to put five and not seven seats in its C-Max compact minivan. Information on the minivan.

  • The future of Ford is not with the Freestar.  // Automotive Manufacturing Solutions;Mar/Apr2007, p10 

    The article deals with the decision of Ford to cease the production of its Freestar minivan in Oakville, Ontario. The production of the minivan will resume in early 2007 and will run through the end of the model year, however, the executives at the firm preferred the business case for the launch...

  • Environmentalists target Ford. Stoffer, Harry // Automotive News;11/10/2003, Vol. 78 Issue 6066, p3 

    Environmental groups on Friday, November 7, delivered 20,000 postcards to Ford Motor Co.'s Washington office. They say the cards are from people demanding that Ford produce more fuel efficient vehicles. Additional demonstrations were scheduled at 25 Ford dealerships across the United States over...

  • Ford merges brands' sales, marketing. Halliday, Jean // Automotive News;8/4/2008, Vol. 82 Issue 6319, p3 

    The article reports that according to two executives close to Ford Motor Co., the automaker consolidated sales and marketing for Ford division, Lincoln and Mercury on August 1, 2008. In a cost-cutting move, the staff will be aligned by vehicle type and have responsibility for models in that...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics