October 5, 2017
The USPS has been looking for an updated version, potentially electric, of its longstanding mail delivery trucks – the Grumman LLV – for years now. The current quest (started in January 2015) is for something called the “Next Generation Delivery Vehicle” (NGDV). The USPS announced the six “prime suppliers” that have been been awarded contracts worth a total of $37.4 million and will, “produce 50 prototype vehicles as part of the next phase of the NGDV acquisition process.” The finalists include AM General, Oshkosh, Utilimaster, VT Hackney, Karsan, and Mahindra.
Note: Not sure which prototype this is.
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