Michigan Designed Canoo Electric Vehicles to Begin Delivering Mail
United States Mail carriers will not be delivering your mail by paddling in a canoe but some will be driving a Canoo that's designed in Michigan.
Michigan Does Have a Floating Post Office
Michigan has America's only floating post office called the J.W. Westcott. It's certainly not a canoe, but a ship that delivers mail on the Detroit River. There are so many ships that pass through the Detroit River this floating post office delivers to members of their crews.
Other Ways Mail is Delivered in the United States
Mail is delivered to residents living on the Magnolia River in Alabama by boat but not a canoe.
Mail is delivered by mule train to the Havasupai Indians who live at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. To dry for a canoe to deliver mail.
If you live in Alaska, there is a good chance your mail is delivered by plane but no one there is using a canoe either.
Many islands off the coast of America receive mail by ferry like Mackinac Island. The water is too rough for a canoe to paddle out to the island to drop off the mail. Is anyone using a canoe to deliver mail?
Some U.S. Mail Carriers Will Soon Be Delivering Mail by Canoo
Some U.S. Mail carriers will begin to deliver mail with a Canoo, not a canoe. So What is a Canoo?
The Canoo is an electric van that the U.S. Postal Service is purchasing to deliver mail. The Canoo company is based in Torrance, California but the research and development team are in Auburn Hills and Livonia, Michigan. The vans are built in Justin, Texas.
The U.S. Postal Service is looking for ways to save money while being more efficient with deliveries so they have ordered 6 Canoo LDV 190 vans. If the Canoo lives up to the U.S. Postal Service's expectations an entire fleet could be ordered to replace the traditional Grumman LLV that originally replaced the Jeep DJ-5.
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