Mahindra To Develop Next-Gen Delivery Vehicle For US Postal Service
By Carandbike Team
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Published on October 11, 2016
- Mahindra is one of six manufacturers selected to develop the prototype
- It will have nearly a year to design and deliver the prototype
- The proposal was led by Mahindra North American Technical Centre
Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, said, "We are excited to be part of the USPS NGDV prototype program. The USPS has recognized Mahindra's engineering proposal and selected us for vehicle development and prototype delivery. This is a strategic development in Mahindra's ambition to become a global mobility player."
Mahindra, which started manufacturing the post war Willys Overland Jeep in 1949, has a 70-year-long history of building right-hand drive commercial vehicles. The proposal for NGDV prototypes for the USPS was led by Southeast Michigan-based Mahindra North American Technical Center (MNATC). MNATC's team submitted a proposal emphasizing safety, ergonomics, and fuel economy all within a ground-up approach to vehicle integration.
For the curious minds, the Mahindra North American Technical Center (MNATC) is an automotive design, engineering, and vehicle development center. Established in 2013, the MNATC team comprises veteran designers and engineers, working with affiliate Mahindra automotive teams in India, Korea, and Italy.
Rick Haas, President and COO, MNATC, remarked, "The USPS is looking for a modern, safe and efficient vehicle to meet their daily delivery and operational needs. Our team has significant global experience engineering some of the best trucks ever produced. We've spent thousands of hours ensuring this proposal will optimize driver and pedestrian safety and provide the USPS with a modern and reliable vehicle architecture that can easily adapt to a broad variety of future scenarios."
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