The last mile may be the perfect application for electric trucks and vans. And the adoption of new battery-electric technology has already begun.
A Roadmap for U.S. Postal Service Electrification
There are many unanswered questions regarding Oshkosh Defense’s $6 billion contract with USPS, including whether an electric prototype or a “swappable” drivetrain even exists. Yet there are ways to achieve electrification of the USPS fleet and avoid living with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s ham-handed decision for decades to come.