The Postal Service has awarded a 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to create its next-generation delivery vehicle fleet.
The next-generation delivery vehicles will run on fuel-efficient combustion engines or battery-electric powertrains. The Postal Service, in a press release Tuesday, said the vehicles can be retrofitted to keep pace with advances in electric vehicle technologies. USPS expects the first delivery vehicles will arrive on delivery routes by 2023.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said the next-generation delivery vehicle program will expand the agency’s capacity to deliver great volumes of packages, and would provide greater efficiency.
“Our fleet modernization also reflects the Postal Service’s commitment to a more environmentally sustainable mix of vehicles,” DeJoy said