The old familiar neighborhood mail truck may be transforming soon. Smith Electric Vehicles will be joint venturing with AM General on the creation of a new USPS “Long Life” electric vehicle. AM General is building the chassis for the prototype and Smith is providing the electric powertrain.
The currently in use version of the LLV was developed by Grumman in the 1980s and utilized a GM 2.2-liter four cylinder engine. The new prototype however, is a battery powered. [Read More]