UPS, in partnership with AMP Holding Inc., has been selected for a two-year, federally funded pilot project in Texas to demonstrate the viability of all-electric delivery vehicles.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) and the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) have tapped UPS to deploy 18 AMP Workhorse E-100 walk-in vans in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area. The all-electric vehicles will feature 100 kWh battery packs.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a grant to H-GAC with an objective to accelerate the introduction and penetration of electric transportation technologies into the cargo transport sector.
CTE, a nonprofit focused on alternative transportation technology deployments, will manage the demonstration project, collect operational data and report on the project's impact. CTE says the combined efforts of project partners will help further the DOE's objective of developing the market for all-electric heavy-duty fleet transportation technologies.
Notably, H-GAC is soliciting additional project partners to deploy at least another 12 zero-emission delivery vehicles in the greater Houston area. Interested fleets can find out more here.