If all the supercars debuting at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show aren’t interesting to you, maybe this is.
Spy photographers have caught the next-generation USPS mail delivery trucks testing on public roadways, giving us a sneak preview of what will be roaming U.S. streets in the coming years. The first is Karsan’s proposal for the USPS mail truck, which is a plug-in hybrid. The Turkish truckmaker is testing a tall vehicle with a sliding cargo door at the rear, and another on the side, while it also appears to feature a 360-degree camera.
The other prototype comes from Oshkosh Corporation and is based on the Ford Transit. It utilizes a high-roof version of Ford’s full-sized cargo van and is said to also use a 360-degree camera system. We can see a power-sliding door for the driver. Unlike the Karsan prototype however, the Ford Transit-based truck should use Ford’s internal combustion engine instead of an electrified powertrain.
USPS officials have said the next-generation vehicles will be better equipped to haul large packages and it is expected to pick a new truck this year. Hopefully these new trucks also help employees not lose packages on a daily basis, but perhaps that’s too optimistic.