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USPS Ford E-Transit Production Might Impact Other Orders

As Ford Authority reported earlier this month, the United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to purchase 9,250 Ford E-Transit vans as a way to supplement its transition to all-electric vehicles, along with replacing the currently in service Grumman Long Life Vehicle (LLV) with Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) built by Oshkosh Defense. The first batch of USPS E-Transit vans is expected to arrive this December, but it seems as though that particular order may also impact others, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority.

Ford E-Transit production will be affected in a significant way by the initial USPS order slated for Q4 of this year, as one might imagine. Thus, the automaker is asking dealers to place orders for the EV van as soon as possible and no later than the second quarter of 2023, which will help it better prioritize scheduling before an influx of USPS orders begins to flow in. Dealers that don’t get E-Transit orders in the system by the conclusion of Q2 may wind up not receiving those 2023 model year vans, in fact.

Altogether, USPS is investing $9.6 billion in its electrification transition, which includes both the purchase of new vehicles and the installation of 14,000 chargers at various locations around the U.S. The agency’s goal is to electrify 75 percent of its total fleet over the next five years, and it plans to stop purchasing new ICE vehicles by 2026.

In the meantime, the Ford E-Transit continues to dominate the EV van segment in the U.S., and it also finished 2022 as the best-selling model in that space. Thus far, E-Transit owners have racked up over 12 million miles in that particular model, saving more than 745,000 gallons of gas and over 4.3 million kg of CO2 when compared to its gas-powered Transit equivalent, according to Ford.

We’ll have more on the E-Transit soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Transit news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Shockandawe

    I predicted this last year.

  2. Martin Scott

    Hmmmmm, Amazon is probably looking at this and wondering why the $&@ they spent billions on a “maybe good product” when they could have simply bought “a good product” from a company that knows how to make them. The list of EV startup failures is growing. Why in the world anyone would think a legacy company couldn’t make a EV is beyond my scope of understanding.

  3. Angel Luis Pantoja

    I don’t see how ford can continue to go forward
    Knowing that they still dealing with ford Escape
    Transmission problems. More and more customers are paying and not able to drive their cars. Due to ford dealerships not holding up to their part of the bargain. Like call loaners, and not having them when needed. Customers like me, paying for rentals waiting for who knows how long to get my car fixed. That’s definitely not customer service. Now you are going ahead to electrical cars. What are the downfall of these cars?


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