UPS and Electric Vehicles International (EVI) have completed the deployment of 40 all-electric delivery vehicles that UPS will use in regular operations out of San Bernardino, Calif.
‘The vehicles have a range of 90 miles and will help keep the air clean in and throughout the South Coast air basin,’ says UPS' Bruce MacRae. ‘This deployment introduces the cleanest, most efficient vehicles to UPS' fleet.’
The South Coast Air Quality Management District, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), West Coast Collaborative, California Energy Commission, California Air Resources Board and CALSTART all partnered with UPS and EVI to launch this fleet. The EPA's direct investment in the project was more than $1.4 million.
These electric vehicles, which have a GVW of 19,500 lbs., use a lithium iron magnesium phosphate battery system paired with an AC permanent magnet electric motor that offers 664 lb.-ft. of torque and 120 kW of continuous power.