US Postal Service commissions prototypes for possible future plug-in vehicles

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As postal services in Norway, France and Germany expand their electric vehicle fleets, the US Postal Service has taken its first tiny step forward on the road to electrification.

The USPS has selected a design from Indiana-based manufacturer AM General (best known for the Humvee military vehicle and its civilian cousin, the Hummer) as part of its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle program, under which several prototype designs will be designed, built and tested over an 18-month period.

AM General will build a series of prototype vehicles that seek to provide “fuel efficiency and zero-emission capability.”

The Postal Service will determine production requirements and future vehicle replacement award(s) after prototype testing.

 

Source: AM General via Green Car Congress
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