- The U.S. Postal Service has awarded Oshkosh Defense the contract to replace the aging Grumman LLV trucks that are currently delivering mail across the country.
- The contract includes an initial $482 million investment from the USPS to finalize the design of the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV).
- The new vehicles will include both battery-electric vehicles and those with low-emission internal-combustion engines. They are expected to be delivering mail by 2023.
UPDATE 1/20/2022: An astute Reddit user posted a photo of the new USPS mail truck, looking every bit as… picturesque as we had expected, on the street in Saticoy, California. This would seem to indicate that the launch of the new postal trucks is right on schedule, since they’re expected to be in service within a year.