And next year, Oshkosh will begin building thousands of battery-electric versions of the U.S. Postal Service’s Next Generation Delivery Vehicle. USPS in July increased the mix of electric vehicles it plans to purchase to 50% of its 50,000-vehicle order.
Bryan Brandt, Oshkosh Corp. senior vice president and chief marketing officer, said the company plans to further power up research and development of electric vehicle technologies in the coming years.
“We are just getting started,” Brandt said.
In written responses to The Northwestern’s questions, Brandt said Oshkosh expects to spend about $300 million on electrification efforts across its vehicle platforms, calling it a core focus of technology development.