UPS Deploying 100 Electric Commercial Vehicles with State of California

Jerry Brown

UPS has deployed 100 elec­tric com­mer­cial vehi­cles that will be deliv­er­ing pack­ages around the state of Cal­i­for­nia. This will help imple­ment Gov­er­nor Jer­ry Brown’s Exec­u­tive Order to achieve wide­spread deploy­ment of zero emis­sion vehi­cles through­out Cal­i­for­nia. “These all-elec­tric vehi­cles remind us that Cal­i­for­nia con­tin­ues to be a dynam­ic cen­ter of inno­va­tion,” said Gov­er­nor Brown. “These trucks were built here, they’ll be dri­ven here and they’re already chang­ing the way busi­ness is done here – cut­ting emis­sions and elim­i­nat­ing the need for tanker trucks worth of fos­sil fuels.”

These UPS elec­tric trucks will reduce the con­sump­tion of con­ven­tion­al motor fuel by approx­i­mate­ly 126,000 gal­lons per year. Addi­tion­al ben­e­fits include reduc­tion of car­bon emis­sions and noise. The vehi­cles have a range of up to 75 miles and pri­mar­i­ly will deliv­er pack­ages to cus­tomers in Sacra­men­to, San Bernardi­no, Ceres, Fres­no and Bak­ers­field. “We cur­rent­ly oper­ate more than 2,500 alter­na­tive fuel vehi­cles world­wide with a vari­ety of hybrid, elec­tric and nat­ur­al gas tech­nolo­gies, mak­ing UPS the leader in logis­tics sus­tain­abil­i­ty,” said Myron Gray, pres­i­dent of U.S. oper­a­tions for UPS. “We use our tech­nol­o­gy and logis­tics exper­tise to reduce emis­sions around the world and help test new auto­mo­tive tech­nolo­gies.”

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