UPS purchases 100 electric trucks for its California fleet:
UPS just announced that it has purchased 100 electric delivery vans for deployment in California, making it the single-largest implementation of zero-emissions delivery vehicles in the state of California. UPS says that because its vans rack up so many miles, replacing lots of older diesel-fueled trucks with the EVs will reduce UPS' need for fuel by an estimated 126,000 gallons a year.
The 100 vehicles will be acquired from Electric Vehicles International of Stockton, CA. These electric trucks boast a 90-mile range and will join the 2,200 alternative fuel vehicles that make up UPS' "green fleet," including 28 electric vans currently operating in New York City and Europe.
If you're thinking that UPS is a relative newcomer to the green scene, then you'd be wrong. UPS' first foray into alternative fuel vehicles was with a fleet of electrics that operated in New York way back in the Dirty Thirties.Permalink | Email this | Comments