UPS to Rollout Fleet of Electric Vehicles in California

Tue Feb 5, 2013 1:53pm EST

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Marks One of the Single Largest Deployments of Zero Emission Vehicles in the
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the deployment of 100 fully electric commercial
vehicles that will be delivering packages around the state. Today`s announcement
will help implement Governor Jerry Brown`s Executive Order to achieve widespread
deployment of zero emission vehicles throughout California. 

"These all-electric vehicles remind us that California continues to be a dynamic
center of innovation," said Governor Brown. "These trucks were built here,
they`ll be driven here and they`re already changing the way business is done
here - cutting emissions and eliminating the need for tanker trucks worth of
fossil fuels." 

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. 

"We currently operate more than 2,500 alternative fuel vehicles worldwide with a
variety of hybrid, electric and natural gas technologies, making UPS the leader
in logistics sustainability," said Myron Gray, president of U.S. operations for
UPS. "We use our technology and logistics expertise to reduce emissions around
the world and help test new automotive technologies." 

The partners responsible for making this project a success include the
Governor`s Office of Business and Economic Development, California Air Resources
Board, California Energy Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, South
Coast Air Quality Management District, San Joaquin Air Pollution Control
District and Sacramento Air Quality Management District. 

"EPA's funding of these electric delivery trucks highlights our commitment to
the rapid deployment of electric vehicles as a means of cleaning the air,
creating jobs and spurring innovation," said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA`s Regional
Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. "California's communities will benefit
from both the local manufacturing of these UPS electric trucks and from the
resulting elimination of harmful diesel emissions." 

The vehicles were manufactured in Stockton, California by Electric Vehicles
International (EVI). The purchase of these vehicles from EVI is also providing
new jobs and revenue to the state, as well as creating vehicles that will
improve air quality. 

To access UPS`s sustainability report or find out more about UPS`s use of
alternative fuel vehicles, go to 

UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of
solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation
of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more
efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves
more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on
the Web at and its corporate blog can be found at To get
UPS news direct, visit

For California Media:
Kara Gerhardt Ross, 703-362-6046
UPS Corporate PR
Peggy Gardner, 404-828-6051

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