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UPS Deploys An Additional 200 Hybrid-Electric Delivery Trucks
In brief: UPS has expanded its fleet of 50 hybrid electric test vehicles with an additional 200 HEV models, adding to UPS' fleet of about 20,000 low-emission and alt-fuel vehicles.
The 200 trucks will be spread throughout eight U.S. cities, including Austin, Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington D.C., Long Island, Minneapolis and Louisville. The other 50 already on the road are in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Phoenix.
The new additions are in two different sizes with chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and Workhorse Custom Chassis and hybrid systems from Eaton Corp.
The Eaton hybrid system is a parallel, pre-transmission design that includes a 2kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 44kW/420Nm motor/generator.
These 200 new HEVs are expected to reduce fuel consumption by 176,000 gallons per year compared to an equivalent diesel option.
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UPS plans to expand and replace all of its fleet with lower-emissions, higher fuel economy models in the next five to seven years.
Photo credits: UPS
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