By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th October:- The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that Mahindra & Mahindra, a part of the USD 17.8 billion Mahindra Group, has been selected to deliver NGDV prototype vehicles for testing as the result of a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) issued in October, 2015. Mahindra is one of six vehicle manufacturers the USPS has selected to produce prototypes for testing and evaluation. The awardees will have approximately one year from contract award to design and deliver their prototypes. Production requirements and future vehicle replacement awards will be determined by USPS after NGDV Prototype testing.
Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, said that 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.
Anand Mahindra further said that the USPS is looking for a modern, safe and efficient vehicle to meet their daily delivery and operational needs”, said Rick Haas, President and COO, MNATC in Troy, Michigan. 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.