Lawmakers propose giving USPS $6 billion for electric delivery vehicles
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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 17 U.S. House Democrats introduced legislation on Monday to award $6 billion to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to buy tens of thousands of additional electric delivery vehicles. Electric-vehicle maker Workhorse Group Inc shares jumped 13% on prospects that the company may be able to sell electric postal vehicles. Last month, the company lost out when USPS awarded a $482 million contact to Oshkosh Defense to finalize production for the next-generation postal vehicles. The bill sponsored by Representative Jared Huffman and seen by Reuters wou...