The United States Postal Service promises to always deliver the mail, come what may. For that job, the USPS needs reliable mail delivery vehicles — and that’s where Ford comes in. Ford is partnering with the USPS to build engines for the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle, which will go into production in 2023.
Ford is teaming up with Oshkosh Defense, who won a contract to provide between 50,000 and 165,000 next-generation delivery vehicles for the Postal Service. These vehicles will replace the familiar Grumman Long Life Vehicle, which has been in service for the past 30 years and has grown quite long in the tooth.
Because the future is electric, Ford Component Sales will also provide powertrain and other components for battery electric delivery vehicles. Oshkosh Defense President John Bryant says that Next Generation Delivery Vehicles with internal combustion engines could also be retrofitted with electric powertrains.
This is just another way that Ford reaffirms its standing as one of America’s most trusted brands. By helping ensure that people in Kansas and across the country will get their mail on time, Ford comes through again when American needs it.
Ford also comes through in making high-quality vehicles for Kansans, like the all-new F-150 and the upcoming Maverick. To learn more about how Ford consistently delivers, visit Laird Noller Lawrence Ford in Lawrence, Kansas.