The average age of our 192,000 delivery vehicles is around 20 years old. And there's really no plan to replace any of them.
We spend about $750 million a year maintaining vehicles. To buy new ones, according to the Government Adminstrative Office, would cost about $5.8 billion. They also estimate it would cost $3.5 billion to refurbish the fleet.
Maintaining these older vehicles is becoming an issue. The GAO reports that 77 percent of our fleet costs less than $3,500 a year in maintenance, about three percent required more than $7,000 a year and 662 vehicles cost more than $10,500 a year to maintain.
Complicating things, is the lack of any U.S. auto maker that manufactures right-hand drive vehicles.
And of course, we have no money.
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