HOUSTON (May 11, 2010) — United Parcel Service of America Inc. has deployed what the company calls “25 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks” in its Houston market.
The new vehicles are part of 200 new hybrid electric vehicles deployed recently to eight new cities: Austin, Texas; Houston; Philadelphia; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Long Island, N.Y.; Minneapolis; and Louisville, Ky.
“This technology, where properly used, can yield a 35 percent fuel savings,” said Bob Stoffel, UPS senior vice president of supply chain strategy, engineering, and sustainability.
The vehicles use a conventional diesel engine combined with a battery pack, saving fuel and reducing pollution-causing emissions, UPS said.
This report appeared in Waste & Recycling News, an Akron-based sister publication of Tire Business.