• UPS is rolling out new electric delivery trucks - these 13 photos show the evolution of their vehicles

    One year ago - By Chron

    UPS announced on Thursday it will be deploying plug-in electric vehicles that will rival the costs of traditional fuel vehicles.
    The company is collaborating with Workhorse Group, Inc. to design vehicles from the ground up that will have zero emissions.
    This isn't the first time UPS has used electric delivery trucks - these nostalgic photos of the original electric UPS trucks show the evolution of the vehicles since the 1930s.
    UPS announced Tuesday its plans to deploy 50 electric delivery trucks that will rival the costs of traditional fuel vehicles. Working in collaboration with...
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  • UPS adding to electric truck fleet

    One year ago - By Chron

    DETROIT - UPS says it will soon start using electric delivery trucks that cost the same as conventional diesel- or gas-fueled ones.
    The company has been developing the trucks with Ohio-based truck maker Workhorse Group Inc. for four years. Electric trucks are usually more expensive because of battery costs.
    UPS says it will deploy 50 of the trucks by the end of this year in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Dallas. It expects that fleet to grow next year.
    The trucks have a range of 100 miles between charges.
    UPS wants 25 percent of its global fleet to be alternative fuel vehicles by 2020. It's...
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  • Tesla Is Sending Out Free Electric Vehicle Chargers

    One year ago - By Fortune

    Tesla is donating chargers to companies and commercial property owners throughout the U.S. under a new program that aims to give its customers more places to charge their electric vehicles.
    The idea behind the “workplace charging” program is similar to Tesla's investment in installing destination chargers at hotels and restaurants. But under this new program, Tesla is also trying to target-or attract-customers who live in apartments that don't have on-site charging. The move makes sense for a company trying to evolve from niche luxury car maker to manufacturer with a wider-ranging...
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