UPS To deploy first electric truck

UPS has announced it plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks that will be comparable in acquisition cost to conventional-fueled trucks without any subsidies - an industry first that is breaking a key barrier to large scale fleet adoption. The company is collaborating with Workhorse Group Inc to design the vehicles from the ground up, with zero tailpipe emissions. For more see the IDTechEx report on electric motors for electric vehicles . "Electric vehicle technology is rapidly improving with battery, charging and smart grid advances that allow us to specify our delivery vehicles to eliminate emissions, noise and dependence on diesel and gasoline," said Carlton Rose, President, Global Fleet Maintenance and Engineering for UPS. "With our scale and real-world duty cycles, these new electric trucks will be a quantum leap forward for the purpose-built UPS® delivery ...

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