New York, New York – Japan’s postal service has agreed to become the first major customer for a modular, globally-available integrated electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain.

The system has been developed by Norwegian EV manufacture TH!NK and U.S.-based lithium ion battery company EnerDel.

Japan Post aims to fully electrify its fleet of 22,000 delivery vehicles and has selected Japanese vehicle conversion company Zero Sports as a partner to the project.

Initially developed for the TH!NK City EV, the system is the first of its kind to provide off-the-shelf availability with performance in a wide variety of EV applications. The system has been promoted to large vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators around the world; the Japanese postal service is the first to agree to a comprehensive road test program in the Kaganawa and Tokyo prefectures.

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