Expanding UPS Green Fleet Travels 200 Million Miles

Mar 1, 2011 11:30 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) March 1, 2011 - UPS announced its fleet of alternative fuel and technology delivery vehicles has driven 200 million miles since 2000.  The alternative fuel fleet (AFV) now numbers more than 1,900 and another 62 vehicles have just been ordered.

The total mileage accumulated by UPS’s “green fleet” is the equivalent of nearly three round trips to Mars or circling the Earth more than 8,600 times. UPS estimates that its fleet of alternative fuel and technology delivery vehicles will drive the next 200 million miles by 2017.

UPS operates AFVs in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Brazil, the UK and Hong Kong,” noted Mike Britt, UPS’s director of vehicle engineering. “The 200 million mile benchmark proves a number of AFV technologies are viable over the long term in a variety of working environments and so we’ll continue to expand the AFV fleet.”

So far this year, UPS has announced the purchase of 48 new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tractors for the United States to operate in northern California, including the construction of a publically accessible LNG fueling station.  In addition, UPS has purchased 14 cutting-edge Modec electric vehicles for its operations in London.

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