USPS selects 15 prequalified suppliers for Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV)

The United States Postal Service issued a Request for Information and Prequalification/Sources Sought for its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Acquisition Program. The purpose of the RFI was to inform prospective suppliers on the USPS’s preliminary/draft specifications and plans for acquisition of NGDV fleet replacements.

According to USPS: The first phase will be for interested suppliers to provide a proposed vehicle that meets the following specifications. The second phase will be the award of a contract for a select few suppliers to build and provide five prototype vehicles. These vehicles will be tested for user acceptability, durability, and conformance to the requirements. The third phase will be the selection of a winning design and the procurement of a fleet of those vehicles.

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USPS announces 15 companies for its proposed “Next Generation Delivery Vehicle” (NGDV) – Pre-qualification/Sources:

1. AM General LLC
2. AMP Holding, Inc.
3. Emerald Automotive
4. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC
5. Ford Motor Company
6. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation
7. Karsan Company
8. Mahindra North American Technical Center
9. Morgan Olson, LLC
10. Nissan North America, Inc.
11. OEM Systems, LLC
12. Oshkosh Corporation
13. Utilimaster Corporation
14. VT Hackney, Inc.
15. ZAP Jonway

via Request for Information and Prequalification/Sources Sought – Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Acquisition Program – Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities.

Here is a press release from AMP Holding Inc.

AMP Holding, Inc. Advances in the U.S. Postal Service Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program as a Prequalified Supplier

AMP Proposes New Electric Truck for Postal Service

CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – AMP Holding Inc. (OTCQB: AMPD) the parent company of AMP Electric Vehicles Inc., today announced that the United States Postal Service has informed AMP that the company has advanced in the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) program as a prequalified supplier.

AMP had submitted information outlining the potential cost savings to the USPS of making deliveries in the AMP Workhorse E-GEN(TM) electric truck. AMP’s factory has the capacity to produce 60,000 vehicles per year, a production number needed to nationally deploy 180,000 new USPS vehicles over a three-year span. Workhorse E-GEN trucks are designed to meet or exceed the 20-year useful life and 150,000-mile range requirements of the NGDVs.

The NGDV project is expected to replace 180,000 vehicles, which represents the largest ever fleet replacement order in history. With an expected price of $25,000 to $35,000 per vehicle, the value of the contract to be awarded could potentially be in excess of $6 billion for the successful applicant. As a small, but growing, manufacturer in the EV space, AMP is delighted and privileged to be on the short list for the next phase of the application process.

“We have always considered ourselves a next generation vehicle manufacturer,” said Steve Burns, AMP CEO. “It is an honor for us to move to the next step in this important Post Office program.”

Considering that the typical USPS delivery truck travels an average of only 15 miles driven per day, the AMP E-GEN vehicles are a perfect fit to the driving style, and AMP believes its vehicles offer the lowest total cost of ownership of any drive system available today.

“There are key benefits to the Post Office considering our family of E-GEN electric trucks,” continued Burns. “When you think of the USPS stop-and-go driving, the extremely low maintenance of our vehicles, and an efficient design to help with package delivery, E-GEN really is a next generation vehicle.”

When considering a 20-year life truck, AMP feels that drone delivery should be taken into consideration as well. AMP’s optional integrated HorseFly(TM) package delivery drone would increase the number of packages a “Next Generation USPS truck” can deliver in a day. This unique technology has the potential to make the USPS an extremely efficient and green delivery fleet, while also serving up cost savings to significantly improve their bottom line.

About AMP Holding, Inc.

AMP Holding Inc. is the parent company of AMP Electric Vehicles Inc. and AMP Trucks Inc. AMP Electric Vehicles manufactures electric drive systems for medium-duty, class 3-6 commercial truck platforms. AMP Trucks Inc., which purchased the assets of Workhorse Custom Chassis LLC from Navistar in March of 2013, can equip its Workhorse chassis with gasoline, propane, or CNG engines.

via AMP Holding, Inc. Advances in the U.S. Postal Service Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program as a Prequalified Supplier – WSPA.com

4 thoughts on “USPS selects 15 prequalified suppliers for Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV)

  1. Seems that the routes of “15 miles driven per day”, should be able to get by with the current vehicles for a while longer. The longer rural routes (i.e. 40+ miles per day) are the ones actually needing new vehicles due to breakdowns in more remote areas. Plus the mechanical needs, such as AWD or 4WD, should be more important than radios and cup holders.

  2. Well isn’t that nice. If nothing goes wrong the FIRST vehicles will arrive in THREE YEARS?!?!?!
    If our executives were needing new vehicles how long would it take? I’m guessing a week, tops.

  3. 2 important missing companies
    Toyota – Hydrogen Fuel Cell (coming to Southern Calif this summer)
    Tesla – Electric (Current production)

    As usual we truly miss the boat

  4. A\C and a radio would be nice. Nothing worse than 100 degree temp and a little fan to cook me evenly.

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