The USPS was heavily criticized after it announced plans to buy 165,000 trucks from the Oshkosh Defense Corporation. It announced plans to account for 10 percent of the first batch of electric vehicles. The percentage increased to 20 per cent after the first 50,000 deliveries. When the USPS announced its initial expansion plans, there was a lot of uproar, even litigation.
The USPS Electric Cargo Bike is a sturdy and perfect bike for heavy loads. It is made by Montana-based Coaster Cycles. These electric mail bikes have been built on the Freighter AW platform. Its cargo compartment can expand up to 73 sq ft. At the same time, up to 181 kg of cargo can be kept in the compartment.
Features and Specifications
Talking about the features and specifications, a 500Wh powerful battery is being given in this electric cargo bike, which can be increased with an extra battery. Talking about the braking system, hydraulic disc brakes have been given in this electric bike, which provide strong control. The bike works on Bosch’s Cargo line e-bike drive system. Talking about transmission, this electric bike has been given automatic transmission based on Enviolo CVT, which provides precision in driving with a lot of comfort to the riders. At the same time, a backup camera has been given to make driving the best and rear information is available from the rear view mirror.
The USPS is now likely to focus more on making environmentally sound choices in a less controversial way. The lawsuit against USPS found that USPS did not act properly before signing the contract. There was information that environmental impact assessment was done after the contract was signed which was not correct.