With more than 125,000 vehicles on the move every day, there’s no better way for UPS to pilot new fleet innovations than on the roads.
Scaling UPS’s alternative fleet
UPS’s more than 11,000 lower-emission vehicles make up a “rolling laboratory” that collects data about which alternative fuels and advanced technologies work best in various routes and areas.
Globally, UPS is investing in more energy-efficient vehicles and cleaner fuel to power them. Between 2020 and 2022, the company will purchase more than 6,000 heavy-duty gas trucks, terminal tractors, and medium-duty walk-in vans equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems provided by Agility Fuel Solutions.
By 2026, UPS will also have purchased 250 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG). UPS’s purchase of 170 million gallon equivalents of RNG from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. marked the largest-ever purchase of RNG by any company in the U.S. UPS’s RNG purchase will yield at least a 70% reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions compared to using diesel or gasoline.
Accelerating fleet electrification
Since 2016, UPS and Arrival have worked together to pilot electric vehicle (EV) concepts of different sizes. UPS announced its intention to co-develop a test fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles in London and Paris, and Arrival is the first manufacturer to provide purpose-built EVs for UPS’s specifications.
Alternative vehicles on the move
- UPS will deploy 10,000 custom-built, all-electric delivery vans in North America and Europe.
- UPS will purchase 6,000+ CNG vehicles between 2020 and 2022, almost doubling its CNG fleet.
- Fueling the fleet will be 250M gallon equivalents of RNG, the largest purchase commitment in U.S. history.