UPS Deploys 100 Electric Trucks in California

UPS Deploys 100 Electric Trucks in California

California's Gov. Jerry Brown in one of UPS's fully electric trucks.

UPS has deployed 100 fully electric commercial vehicles that will be delivering packages in California.

The vehicles will help implement Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order to achieve widespread deployment of zero emission vehicles throughout the state.

UPS’s electric trucks, which were manufactured in Stockton, Calif., by Electric Vehicles International, will reduce the consumption of conventional motor fuel by about 126,000 gallons per year. They have a range of up to 75 miles and will primarily deliver packages in Sacramento, San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno and Bakersfield.

The partners involved in the project 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.