WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three U.S. House lawmakers introduced legislation on Tuesday calling on the U.S. Postal Service to freeze Oshkosh Corp’s $482 million contract that would finalize production of the next-generation postal vehicles until the deal can be reviewed.
Last month, the USPS said it was committed to having electric vehicles make up 10% of its next-generation fleet as part of its multibillion-dollar plan to retire its 30-year-old delivery vehicles. USPS said it could boost that percentage if it received billions of dollars in government assistance.
“With the right level of support, the majority of the Postal Service’s fleet can be electric by the end of the decade,” USPS said on Monday.