There are new delays, and one bidder has exited the U.S. Postal Service’s program to replace its aging fleet of mail trucks with 180,000 next-generation delivery vehicles.
A key subcontractor with electric vehicle experience has told the Postal Service it would withdraw from the program and not participate past the prototype stage, according to a copy of a letter from London EV Co. USA obtained by Trucks.com. The letter also noted that AM General was the partner company.
AM General did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It, like all the bidders, is bound by Postal Service nondisclosure agreements.