26 Nov '17, 1pm

U.S. Postal Service urged to choose electric delivery trucks

U.S. Postal Service Grumman "Long Life Vehicle" Enlarge Photo The current fleet of delivery trucks used by the United States Postal Service have stood the test of time, but their high maintenance costs mean it's time to retire the iconic boxy vehicles. The USPS began soliciting bids in 2016 and five finalists now remain in the running: they are Workhorse/Hackney, AM General, Karsan, Mahindra, and Oshkosh. Two of the finalists offer electrified options—Workhorse and Mahindra—and environmental groups are urging the USPS to choose an electric future over one powered by fossil fuels. DON'T MISS: U.S.P.S. 'Long Life' Vehicles Last 25 Years, But Age Shows Now In fact, 13 groups penned a letter to the USPS last week in an attempt to persuade the government entity to choose an electrified delivery truck. One signatory, the Sierra Club, not only highlighted the initiative but urged...

Full article: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1113964_u-s-postal-s...

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