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UPS deploys 100 commercial EVs in California

5 February 2013

UPS announced the deployment of 100 fully electric commercial vehicles that will be delivering packages around the state. The vehicles were manufactured in Stockton, California by Electric Vehicles International (EVI). (Earlier post.)

These UPS electric trucks will reduce the consumption of conventional motor fuel by approximately 126,000 gallons per year. Additional benefits include reduction of carbon emissions and noise. The vehicles have a range of up to 75 miles and primarily will deliver packages to customers in Sacramento, San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno and Bakersfield.

Partners involved in the project include the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, US Environmental Protection Agency, South Coast Air Quality Management District, San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District and Sacramento Air Quality Management District.

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Hey ToppaTom, wanna fight about this one too? Just kidding! Seriously, just a peace offering/good natured joke :-)

So 1260 gallons a year per truck, assuming $4 a gallon then $5000 a year, electricity to power these will be around $1260 so a savings of $3740 yearly. How much are these trucks again?

Herm,
You also have to throw in maintenance. Brakes alone on big trucks and buses cost a lot and the NYC study on their hybrid buses showed over a 50% savings.
If you're going to argue ROI, then you have to do the full monty.

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