There are many unanswered questions regarding Oshkosh Defense’s $6 billion contract with USPS, including whether an electric prototype or a “swappable” drivetrain even exists. Yet there are ways to achieve electrification of the USPS fleet and avoid living with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s ham-handed decision for decades to come.
U.S. Postal Service Awards Delivery Vehicle Contract to Oshkosh Defense
The contract, which calls for putting 50,000 to 165,000 Next Generation Delivery Vehicles into service over 10 years, includes electric powertrains as well as internal combustion engines.