The era of electricity is coming and all the countries are slowly implementing it. To reduce the dependence on natural fuels, there is no other option than to shift to electric vehicles. Meanwhile, in one of the world’s most powerful countries, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is testing an electric bike made in the US for mail delivery. The new electric cargo bike is designed to reduce dependence on gas-powered trucks.
The USPS was heavily criticized after it announced plans to purchase 165,000 trucks from Oshkosh Defense Corp. It had announced a plan to account for 10 percent of the first batch of electric vehicles. After the first 50 thousand deliveries, the percentage increased to 20 percent. When the USPS announced its initial expansion plan, there were a lot of uproars and even litigation.
The USPS Electric Cargo Bike is a strong and perfect bike for heavy weights. It is produced by Montana-based Coaster Cycles. These electric male bikes have been built on the freighter AW platform. Its cargo compartment can expand to 73 square feet. At the same time, up to 181 kg of cargo can be kept in the compartment.
Features and Specifications
Talking about the features and specifications, this electric cargo bike is being given a powerful battery of 500Wh, which can be increased with an extra battery. Talking about the braking system, hydraulic disc brakes have been given in this electric bike, which provides strong control. The bike works on Bosch’s Cargo Line e-bike drive system.
Talking about the transmission, this electric bike has been given an automatic transmission based on Enviolo CVT, which provides accuracy in driving with great comfort to the riders. At the same time, a backup camera has been given to make driving the best and the rear view mirror gives information about the rear.
The USPS is now likely to focus more on making the right choices for the environment in a less controversial manner. The lawsuit against the USPS revealed that the USPS had not acted properly prior to signing the contract. There was information that an environmental impact assessment was done after the contract was signed which was not correct.