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UPS says 50 Workhorse plug-in hybrid trucks cost no more than regular delivery vans

John Voelcker Mar 13, 2018 Follow John Add to circle Prototype plug-in electric delivery van with fuel-cell range extender to be tested by UPS in 2017 Enlarge Photo For almost a decade, commercial-fleet managers have acknowledged that electric truck are much cheaper to run per mile than the diesel equivalents they now use. But justifying the purchase of electric trucks has been a challenge because their upfront costs have been considerably higher. That may now have changed, according to no less a fleet operator than United Parcel Service. DON'T MISS: UPS to deliver packages in Florida via electric bikes Its tens of thousands of big brown trucks, largely powered by diesel engines, will soon be joined by 50 Workhorse plug-in hybrid delivery vans. And, UPS said, those new vans cost it no more than diesel versions with the same capacity. That's a big advance for trucks that pl...

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