Fuel Smarts

UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

October 11, 2016

Photo courtesy of UPS.
Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS is adding 200 new hybrid-electric delivery trucks that feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.

The vehicles deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle, and offer a real time telematics performance monitoring system that provides feedback for energy monitoring and route efficiency, according to UPS.

The trucks will be deployed sometime in January 2017 starting at locations in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

The technology in the trucks is the same used in the 125 vehicles UPS announced for its fleet in May this year, according to the package delivery company.

“The improvements in these new package cars came from real-world experience in our alternative fuel Rolling Laboratory, which earlier this year hit a 1 billion miles driven milestone,” said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president global engineering and sustainability.

The initial 125 vehicles were purchased under UPS’s commitment to log 1 billion miles with alternative fuel and advanced-technology vehicles, which it accomplished in August.

Comments

  1. 1. Greg [ October 12, 2016 @ 06:48AM ]

    For all of the environmental people out there, don't think that this is a move by UPS as a goodwill gesture for the environment. They are doing this because they can save money. UPS is a place where decisions are made that impact profit. It is called a good business decision.

  2. 2. Von [ October 13, 2016 @ 09:27AM ]

    UPS is a GREAT innovative Transportation BUSINESS. To that end, WHY has the USP not done the same or EQUAL R&D into their units over ALL of these years to have the BEST and MOST efficient delivery vehicles in the industry? One need not wonder WHY they are in the condition they have been for DECADES now !! NOT a good BUSINESS DECISION agency !!

 

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