ZAP Wins Contract to Convert a USPS Mail Truck to Electric


In brief: ZAP's California headquarters has announced that they've won a contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS to convert a mail truck to electric power for testing.

The word

Theoretical ZAP Xebra as USPS delivery

The Postal Service has received a mandate from Congress to replace a chunk of its sizable fleet with electric and hybrid vehicles. As part of that, the USPS is giving out contracts to various electric vehicle manufacturers to convert mail trucks to EVs.

ZAP won one of those contracts and will be doing the conversion for on-road testing by the USPS this year. The conversion won't be a current ZAP model (as shown, in the Xebra), but will likely be a current-model USPS gasoline delivery truck that ZAP will convert into an EV.

And so ...

A USPS fleet of Xebras would be interesting, though. Wouldn't it?

Photo credits: ZAP

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