Wednesday, May 16, 2018

UPS unveils futuristic, longer-range delivery vehicles

I'm known to do some pretty dumb stuff in pursuit of electric car advocacy/education, but I am 100% in agreement with Lloyd that we need a lot fewer cars on our roads altogether.
UPS has 35 lightweight longer-range electric delivery vehicles.
Weirdly, delivery trucks may help with that—because the benefit of our (excessive!) online shopping habits has been far fewer trips to the mall and, soon, fewer trips to the grocery store too.

But they spew a lot of diesel. So it's good to hear that UPS has taken another step toward cleaner delivery options, unveiling 35 lightweight, longer-range electric delivery vans to be tested out on the streets of Paris and London. Boasting 150 miles of range, and "Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)" which are said to reduce driver fatigue and increase safety, these look like they could be a significant step up from the smelly, loud vans that trundle down our street several times a night.

Read the story by Sami Grover from Treehugger - “UPS unveils futuristic, longer-range delivery vehicles.”

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