The Biden administration will convert the entire fleet of federal vehicles to American-made EVs, and that will mean finally saying goodbye to the Grumman LLV.
The boxy, right-hand-drive trucks that deliver mail all across the US have a name: the. But, as quickly as you may have learned its name, you’ll soon need to forget it. On Tuesday, President Biden signed an executive order mandating the federal government to convert its . And that means, folks, the United States Postal Service is going electric.
This is a massive opportunity to boost efficiency when it comes to the USPS and its very old, very tired and incredibly unreliable fleet of Grumman trucks. The vehicles are battle-tested, that’s for sure, but their life expectancy was only supposed to be 24 years. That’s already incredibly old for any vehicle driven at extensive length like a mail carrier. However, the average length of time one of the LLVs roamed US roads is actually 28 years. Many individual vehicles are over 30 years old, and they return an estimated 10 miles per gallon. In turn, taxpayers cough up about $500 million annually to gas mail carriers up, according to Climate Nexus data.