the U.S. postal service has announced the most dramatic modernization of its fleet in three decades. the news comes following the celebration of a 10-year contract with oshkosh defense who will finalize the production design of the next generation delivery vehicle (NGDV) — a purpose built, right-hand-drive vehicle for mail and package delivery. the collaboration will assemble 50,000 to 165,000 vehicles over the 10 years.

U.S. postal service unveils its next generation delivery vehicle



the next generation delivery vehicle (NGDV) by oshkosh defense for the USPS will be equipped with either fuel-efficient internal combustion engines or battery electric powertrains and can be retrofitted to keep pace with advances in electric vehicle technologies. each one will include air conditioning and heating, improved ergonomics, and some of the most advance vehicle technology like 360-degree cameras, advanced braking and traction control, air bags, a front- and rear-collision avoidance system that includes visual, audio warning, and automatic braking. the vehicles will also have increased cargo capacity to maximize efficiency and better accommodate higher package volumes stemming from the growth of eCommerce.

U.S. postal service unveils its next generation delivery vehicle



‘our fleet modernization also reflects the postal service’s commitment to a more environmentally sustainable mix of vehicles,’ said postmaster general and USPS chief executive officer louis dejoy. ‘because we operate one of the largest civilian government fleets in the world, we are committed to pursuing near-term and long-term opportunities to reduce our impact on the environment.’

U.S. postal service unveils its next generation delivery vehicle



project info:


name: next generation delivery vehicle

produced by: oshkosh defense

produced for: US postal service