Canoo wins contract with the US Postal Service

The US startup Canoo will deliver six units of its Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle 190 (LD 190) to the United States Postal Service (USPS). According to the company, it will hand over the vehicles in Q1/2024.

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Canoo emphasises that the vehicles are right-hand drive. That is the case for many of the USPS’ vehicles already in service, as postal workers can thus deliver letters and small packages to the letter boxes without getting out of the vehicle.

The announcement follows the USPS kicking off its EV mobility campaign in the US state of Georgia earlier this week. The agency is investing 40 billion dollars “to upgrade and improve the USPS processing, transportation, and delivery networks.” That includes the electrification of its fleet.

“The multi-purpose platform with steer-by-wire technology and a unique low-profile suspension system allows for a readily configurable right-hand drive system while maintaining desired roll and ride stability,” explains Tony Aquila, Investor, Executive Chairman, and CEO of Canoo.

In other news, Canoo announced that it delivered its first LDV 130 to the US vehicle rental company Kingbee. Canoo says that it will hand over additional vehicles this year. The two companies had signed a deal in 2022, including a binding order for 9,300 electric vans. The agreement also includes the option to double the order to 18,600 electric vehicles.

Kingbee will lease Canoo’s Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles (LDVs) to businesses in the US as part of fleet solutions. The company specialises in fleets for small and medium-sized businesses and has a growing customer base in 27 US states.

“We are excited for the opportunity to help fleets transition to electric vehicles. Fleets of all sizes use Kingbee as a flexible option for vehicle acquisition, and we’re honoured to be among the first to add Canoo to our EV portfolio,” says Scott Haslam, CEO of Kingbee Vans. (USPS), (Kingbee)


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