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@UPS Reduces Per Package Fuel Consumption #supplychain #csr #susty

@UPS Reduces Per Package Fuel Consumption #supplychain #csr #susty

Their “green fleet” now comprises 1,900 vehicles that use either alternative fuels or advanced vehicle technology. Such vehicles have driven over 200 million miles since 2000 and run the gamut of drive-train technologies: liquid propane gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG), liquified natural gas (LNG), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) as well as fully electric vehicles (EV). They are not trying to pick winners, rather, as Mr Britt explained to me, different technologies work best in different applications. For example, ethanol makes sense in Brazil (where they refine a lot of it), and EVs are gaining traction in China (where batteries are predominately made). LNG and CNG engines make sense in the USA, where delivery mileages are higher, and where the opportunity lies to displace foreign oil with domestic natural gas sources. In Germany, UPS has retrofitted diesel vehicles...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/08/ups-sustainability-re...

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