The company specializes in manufacturing military tactical vehicles Oshkosh Defense received a 10-year contract to supply vehicles for the US postal industry.
The new courier vehicle will have a reverse steering wheel, making it easy for drivers to put letters in boxes in front of homes in America.
The line of news trucks used for more than 30 years in the US postal system called the Grumman LLV will end its mission in the spring of 2023, when the new contractor’s name is announced, according to CNBC.
The next generation courier vehicle, called the Oshkosh NGDV, was built by light tactical vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Defense.
The car will place the right handlebar (steering wheel opposite to the normal steering wheel position in the US) and bring a new design, slightly cartoon-friendly direction.
Automatic parking brake and curbside towing door make it convenient when mail carrier has to get out of the car for delivery.
It is important that Oshkosh NGDV has overcome the biggest shortcoming of the Grumman range, which is the lack of air conditioning.
Other key additions include driver airbags, front and rear automatic brakes, bumper mounted parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning and a 360-degree camera.
EV versions could be retrofitted in the future to keep pace with advances in battery technology.
That ties in with President Joe Biden’s pledge to replace the federal government fleet with zero-emission vehicles.
The first new delivery vehicles will appear in suburbs of the United States in 2023, with an estimated total of 50,000 to 150,000 units, in a contract worth $ 482 million.