UPS deploys zero-emission electric trucks in Texas

UPS deploys zero-emission electric trucks in Texas

UPS has announced the deployment of 18 electric, zero emission delivery trucks to the Houston-Galveston area in Texas. The truck purchases are the result of a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), local governments and non-profits.

The trucks, which have been designed and built specifically by the Workhorse Group for the “stop and go” needs of a UPS delivery vehicle, operate with electric motors and rechargeable batteries that supply seamless acceleration and regenerative braking.

Delivery of the vehicles began last month and will continue throughout the fall.

“Our goal is to deploy vehicles with the least environmental impact possible in each region, consistent with local regulations and economic conditions,” said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president global engineering and sustainability. “Support from the DOE, local governments and the non-profit Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) help us to accomplish this goal. We will continue to identify opportunities to drive innovation in our fleet and the marketplace.”

The initiative adds to UPS’s Rolling Laboratory, a fleet of more than 6,430 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles worldwide which includes 574 electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

 

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