Battery Powered Electric Highway Postal, and Utility Vehicle

Information on the Diesel and Gasoline version is available at KubVan.com

About - KurbWatt

The Electric KurbWatt and Gasoline/Diesel KubVan were the United States Postal Service's answer to the 1970's Oil Crisis. The Electric KurbWatt and Gasoline/Diesel KubVan were designed to save the United States Postal Service 500,000 gallons of fuel per year. The Electric KurbWatt and Gasoline/Diesel KubVan were ready for mass production, and was being tested by the USPS by 1983. The KurbWatt, and the KubVan were to replace the converted army jeeps that were used to deliver the mail door to door. The KurbWatt and the KubVan have the same mail delivery capabilities as an army jeep, but would save the USPS 500,000 gallons of fuel per year. The Electric KurbWatt, and the Diesel/Gasoline KubVan are the only vehicle to pass all of the USPS endurance tests. The KurbWatt and the KubVan were not mass produced because they were determined to be too small. The USPS needed a vehicle in a hurry, so Grumman designed the Long Life Vehicle (LLV). The LLV was larger, but got the same fuel economy as an army jeep. No fuel was saved.

The Electric KurbWatt is a Highway Electric Vehicle. It was designed for mass production and was rigorously tested to meet the demands of the United States Postal Service. The Kurbwatt was designed to be in service with the USPS for 20 years or 500,000 miles. The KurWatt/KubVan was the ONLY vehicle to pass the endurance test that lasted 28 days, 24 hours per day, for about 25,000 miles. This test involves traveling thousands of miles over railroad ties, and stopping and starting ever 50 yards for thousands of miles. I would not want to be one of the drivers. To pass a vehicle is allowed ONLY routine maintenance, and ONE major repair.

It is unfortunate that the Kurwatt/KubVan project could not have been continued, and a larger version created. Time was not on the side of the KurbWatt/KubVan. The USPS needed vehicle NOW, and did not have time to design and test a larger version of the KurbWatt/KubVan.

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