U.S. Postal Service Management = Morons
BREAKING NEWS FLASH!: Ethanol and E85 fueled vehicles get worse gas mileage than those that use regular gas or diesel. I thought that everyone on Earth knows this, but apparently the U.S. Postal Service didn't. I literally laughed out loud when I heard this story on Bloomberg radio this morning.
From 1999 through 2005 the USPS bought over 30,000 ethanol-capable trucks and minivans, mostly specially modified Ford Explorers, giving it the largest fleet of ethanol vehicles in the U.S. Now nearly a decade later it is just starting to figure out that the gas mileage of these things suck and that there aren't even that many gas stations in the U.S. that carry ethanol. No Ship Sherlock. I could have saved them millions of dollars by charged them a small consulting fee of a couple hundred grand and telling them this ten years ago. No wonder the price of stamps keeps going up. Sheesh.
Ethanol Vehicles for Post Office Burn More Gas, Get Fewer Miles