UPS Rolls Out 100 New Electric Delivery Trucks in California
UPS announced early this month that they have recently deployed 100 brand new electric delivery trucks to do regular work operations in the state of California. The deployment decision was made in support of California Governor Jerry Brown’s Executive Order to make the use of zero-emission vehicles widespread throughout the state.
Each electric delivery vehicle will have a maximum driving range of 75 miles, and would presumably rely on California’s own green energy infrastructure to make the most out of its “green points”. This EV delivery fleet will be designated for package deliveries around Sacramento, San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno, and Bakersfield. UPS claims that their electric deliver trucks will help reduce their consumption of fossil fuels by about 126,000 gallons a year. This would reduce their overall carbon emission rate, as well as an added bonus of having noiseless vehicles that can move around cities quietly.
The electric delivery vehicles will not only operate around California, but are also made in California as well. All 100 units are manufactured by Electric Vehicles International (EVI) in Stockton, California.
UPS has already deployed quite a number of different “green” vehicles. They currently have a total of 2,500 units around the world that combine alternative energy sources such as natural gas and hybrid electric systems. However, the deployment of 100 all-electric vehicles in California marks one of the biggest single deployment projects that UPS has undertaken.
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