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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 00:00

CA EV Automotive Company Pre-Qualified for USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle

ZAP, an Electric Vehicle (EV) automotive company in the California Bay Area, received a pre-qualification notice from the United States Postal Service (USPS) on April 10 for its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV).

USPS will be working with ZAP to develop new energy efficient postal delivery vehicles.

ZAP had been working with USPS toward their green initiative since 2009. ZAP was at that time selected as one of a few vendors to undergo trial to be selected to supply USPS with electric power train conversion of their traditional USPS trucks. After several years of trial, USPS decided last year that this program to adopt clean energy vehicles should be done with completely new trucks or vans more suitably designed to be powered by clean energy. This latest Request for Information pre-qualified ZAP to participate in the formal response for proposal and to begin a trial with the new product in first quarter 2016.

ZAP Jonway is working with a couple of large truck manufacturers and is in the process of finalizing its partnerships to support the repurposing of the truck's body to meet the specifications for this USPS opportunity. This repurposed clean energy truck which will have models in both electric as well as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to expand into the US clean energy delivery fleet market.

After getting the products qualified and type approved in the US for the USPS, ZAP hopes to target other delivery companies interested in the same kind of products for their fleets.

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