The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced in February 2021 that it has awarded Oshkosh Defense an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to produce the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV), the USPS’s first large-scale fleet procurement in three decades. The competitively awarded contract allows for the delivery of between 50,000 and 165,000 vehicles over a period of 10 years.
The contract includes both zero-emission battery-electric (BEV) and fuel-efficient low-emission internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, with the ability to deliver any combination of NGDV vehicle orders. Both Oshkosh Defense’s ICE and BEV models offer a significant improvement in fuel efficiency and emissions over the Long-Life Vehicle (LLV) models they will replace. Additionally, the Oshkosh Defense NGDV offers the USPS the flexibility of both low-emissions internal combustion engines and zero-emission battery-electric powertrains on a single chassis. A significant design feature allows the USPS to be able to retrofit any internal combustion engine NGDV with a battery-electric powertrain to capture advances in electric vehicle technologies.
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