In February it was announced Oshkosh Defense had won the contract to produce the next generation of United States Postal Service mail trucks. The catch? There was no commitment to make the new trucks electric. To do that, the USPS said it’d need another $8 billion.
Fast forward to last week, when the House Oversight and Reform Committee added a measure to a bill to provide the USPS with the necessary funding to electrify the majority of the fleet within 10 years, per Bloomberg.
Over the next decade, Oshkosh is expected to produce between 50,000 and 165,000 new trucks to replace the aging, decrepit Grumman LLVs that have been in duty far longer than ever intended.