UPS adds 100 all-electric vehicles in California

Purchase will more than triple the delivery company's electric-vehicle fleet members.

Although, realistically, 100 vehicles is just a tiny amount of the massive UPS delivery fleet, I have to keep remembering that investments in electric vehicles are still very noteworthy. So, I'll point out that the logistics and transportation company has purchased another 100 electric models from Electric Vehicles International of Stockton, Calif. They will replace older diesel trucks that are being retired.

The purchase will more than triple the number of electric vehicles that UPS uses; it has about 28 on the road now in New York and in Europe. The range of the vehicles is 90 miles, and it is anticipated that the trucks will help offset 126,000 gallons in fuel each year.

UPS has 2,200 alternative fuel vehicles in toll, which it has been investing in since 2000. Those alternative vehicles have traveled roughly 200 million miles, according to UPS.

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