Morgan Olson announced the launch of a new postal delivery vehicle for Canada Post during Work Truck Week 2023, held in Indianapolis.
The new internal combusion engine (ICE) C250 features body design improvements in driver ergonomics, safety, and cargo delivery efficiencies, along with an all-electric demonstration of the EV platform and improved fuel-efficient chassis.
The C250 features a purpose-built cargo management system engineered by Masterack, a JBPCO subsidiary and partner to Morgan Olson.
According to the manufacturer, the C250 is a performance-tested vehicle that delivers maximum usable parcel package cargo space. Additionally, the four-wheel drive system option provides postal drivers traction-control improvements During inclement weather and poor road conditions over the LLV.
"This C250 has special meaning to me. In the 1980s, I was a member of the team that designed and delivered the LLV to Canada Post. Here we are almost forty years later, and our team at Morgan Olson listened and worked closely with Canada Post designing this new C250." said Larry Palmer, Morgan Olson's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
The ICE C250 is currently rolling off the production lines at a new high-tech factory utilizing state-of-the-art manufacturing practices at Morgan Olson's newest complex in Ringgold, Virginia.
“The C250 is a critically important, custom-designed vehicle that prioritizes employee safety and comfort as well as increased capacity to support the long-term growth of our delivery business,” said Alexandre Brisson, Vice President, Operations Transformation, at Canada Post. “We’re committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, and electrifying our fleet will be key to that. The all-electric demonstration vehicle we unveiled today is a symbol of our ongoing innovation and the important steps we're taking now to create a zero-emission fleet by 2040 for various vehicle classes, including right hand drives.”
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