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Canoo announced Thursday that it would sell six electric vans to the U.S. Postal Service. Postal Service.
According to a press statement from the startup, the vans are expected to be delivered to the Postal Service in the second quarter of this year. They will be righthand drive versions of the Canoo LDV190 model. The LDV has a 79-kwh lithium-ion battery pack that provides an estimated 200 mile range. Canoo’s site states that it has 200 hp and 172 cubic feet cargo space. It can also carry 1,624 pounds of payload.
Canoo structural Battery Pack
The Postal Service has a $40 billion plan to electrify their fleet. It plans to buy 21,000 EVs based on existing designs—including 9,250 Ford E-Transit vans—plus at least 45,000 electric versions of its custom-designed Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV).
The NGDV can also be equipped with internal combustion engines. This is intended to replace the Grumman Long Life Vehicles, or LLVs, that have been in operation for decades. In response to widespread criticism over an initial plan, the Postal Service has pledged to buy more electric versions. Make only 10% of your vehicles electricThe first EVs won’t arrive until 2028.
Canoo LDV 130 van in Kingbee livery
Canoo’s vehicles have been pitched to government agencies before. The startup has launched its vehicles. Delivered a prototype pickup vehicleThe U.S. Army will evaluate the system in 2022. NASA: Three vans built for NASATransporting astronauts to the launch pads at Kennedy Space Center.
Canoo announced recently that it had delivered to van rental company Kingbee the first of a 9,300 unit order. Walmart announced that it would be launching a new fleet of electric vehicles in 2022. Canoo electric vans: Buy thousands of them. Oklahoma is the site of production.