Critics Want Corporate Fleets to Lead Adoption of Alternative Fuels

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A grass roots effort is need­ed to insist on com­mer­cial fleet adop­tion of alter­na­tive fuels. With com­pelling buy­ing pow­er, vol­ume pur­chas­ing by fleets would accel­er­ate the tech­nol­o­gy and reduce the costs of alter­na­tive fuel vehi­cles.

Background
UPS deploys about 80K trucks each day mak­ing 13M deliv­er­ies
Only about 1K of UPS’ huge fleet ran on com­pressed nat­ur­al gas as of this sum­mer
Fed­er­al Express’ 70K-vehi­cle fleet includes 30K medi­um-duty trucks
Few­er than 100 were hybrid diesel as of this sum­mer