UPS EVs get wheels
UPS is rolling out 50 plug-in electric trucks in the US that have price tags comparable to conventional vehicles. The logistics giant has worked with Workhorse Group to develop the delivery trucks from the ground up and the two are claiming an industry first on cost, marking a key milestone towards large-scale fleet adoption.
Workhorse says the vehicles deliver a 400% improvement in fuel efficiency and a better driver experience. Each truck has a range of some 100 miles between charges, making it suitable for last-mile service.
The new trucks will join the company’s Rolling Lab fleet of over 9,000 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. UPS will test the vehicles on urban routes across the country, including in Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles