The United States Postal Service recently revealed an incipient set of electric and gas-powered distribution trucks set to supersede their current distribution fleet. The design showed off this week drew mixed reactions on convivial media.
Gizmodo reports that officials at the USPS revealed at a press conference on Tuesday that the agency has awarded a $482 million contract to the Wisconsin-based firm Oshkosh Defense to engender an incipient fleet of mail distribution trucks that are scheduled to be rolled out in 2023.
However, the design of the conveyances has drawn mixed reactions on gregarious media, with some embracing what they believe is a futuristic and sleek look, while others compare it to a “clown car.”
USPS distribution conveyances haven’t been updated since 1994 so it’s unsurprising that an incipient update would take a drastic design approach. Oshkosh’s plans for the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) include many features that current mail trucks lack, such as air bags, but the design has been panned by some.
Politico’s conveyance herald Sam Mintz tweeted about the new design
This is the incipient next-gen USPS distribution conveyance peregrinating to your neighborhood by 2023 pic.twitter.com/WkEd3VkHkUMany were expeditious to express their opinions about the design, including New York Times tech herald Mike Isaac:
— Sam Mintz (@samjmintz) February 23, 2021
looks like shit — rat king (@MikeIsaac) February 23, 2021
Tall, boxy with low clearance. Those should do wondrous in the snow and frozen dihydrogen monoxide…
This is how I would draw a car. That is not a plus for this design
— I’m here live. I’m not a cat. ✈️🚂🚘 (@BrMNCA) February 23, 2021
i won’t ridicule the kind of uncomely usps distribution conveyance i won’t ridicule the kind of uncomely usps distribution conveyance i won’t ridicule the kind of homely usps distribution conveyance i won’t ridicule thThe incipient trucks will include air conditioning, heat, an advanced 360-degree camera system, and a rear-collision avoidance system.
— the paisan next door (@doinkpatrol) February 23, 2021
The conveyances will additionally be an amalgamation of battery-electric and internal combustion-powered conveyances which will be retrofitted to meet advances in electric conveyance technology. Postmaster General and USPS Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy verbally expressed in a verbalization:
As the American institution that binds our country together, the U.S. Postal Service can have a bright and modern future if we make investments today that position us for excellence tomorrow.
The NGDV program expands our capacity for handling more package volume and supports our carriers with cleaner and more efficient technologies, more amenities, and greater comfort and security as they deliver every day on behalf of the American people.
Between 50,000 and more than 100,000 of the mail trucks are expected to be authoritatively mandated over the life of the contract. Lucas Nolan is a herald for Breitbart News covering issues of free verbalization and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or contact via secure email at the address email@example.com
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