UPS to Rollout Fleet of Electric Vehicles in California
Marks One of the Single Largest Deployments of Zero Emission Vehicles in the
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- February 5, 2013
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the deployment of 100 fully electric commercial
vehicles that will be delivering packages around the state. Today’s
announcement will help implement Governor Jerry Brown’s Executive Order to
achieve widespread deployment of zero emission vehicles throughout California.
“These all-electric vehicles remind us that California continues to be a
dynamic center of innovation,” said Governor Brown. “These trucks were built
here, they’ll be driven here and they’re already changing the way business is
done here – cutting emissions and eliminating the need for tanker trucks worth
of fossil fuels.”
These UPS electric trucks will reduce the consumption of conventional motor
fuel by approximately 126,000 gallons per year. Additional benefits include
reduction of carbon emissions and noise. The vehicles have a range of up to 75
miles and primarily will deliver packages to customers in Sacramento, San
Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno and Bakersfield.
“We currently operate more than 2,500 alternative fuel vehicles worldwide with
a variety of hybrid, electric and natural gas technologies, making UPS the
leader in logistics sustainability,” said Myron Gray, president of U.S.
operations for UPS. “We use our technology and logistics expertise to reduce
emissions around the world and help test new automotive technologies.”
The partners responsible for making this project a success include the
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, California Air
Resources Board, California Energy Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, South Coast Air Quality Management District, San Joaquin Air Pollution
Control District and Sacramento Air Quality Management District.
“EPA's funding of these electric delivery trucks highlights our commitment to
the rapid deployment of electric vehicles as a means of cleaning the air,
creating jobs and spurring innovation,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional
Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “California's communities will
benefit from both the local manufacturing of these UPS electric trucks and
from the resulting elimination of harmful diesel emissions.”
The vehicles were manufactured in Stockton, California by Electric Vehicles
International (EVI). The purchase of these vehicles from EVI is also providing
new jobs and revenue to the state, as well as creating vehicles that will
improve air quality.
To access UPS’s sustainability report or find out more about UPS’s use of
alternative fuel vehicles, go to www.ups.com/sustainability.
UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of
solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the
facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology
to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta,
UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can
be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at
blog.UPS.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.UPS.com/RSS.
For California Media:
Kara Gerhardt Ross, 703-362-6046
UPS Corporate PR
Peggy Gardner, 404-828-6051
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