UPS rolls out new, state-of-the-art electric vehicles in London and Paris

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Until now, little was known about UPS’s state-of-the-art electric vehicles. Rather, UPS attracted attention by developing an improved charging structure for electric delivery vans. On Wednesday, however, the company announced that it was working with British technology company ARRIVAL. Together they want to develop a state-of-the-art pilot fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles to be tested in London and Paris.

UPS develops its own e-vehicle for delivery with ARRIVAL

These emission-free, lightweight vehicles have a range of more than 240 kilometers, which is significantly higher than others currently in use e-transporter. The vehicles will also be equipped with an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), which will help improve safety and reduce driver fatigue. By using this technology in conjunction with a state-of-the-art vehicle display, the UPS driver is offered an intelligent and networked vehicle.

“UPS is working with ARRIVAL here in the UK because their smart electric vehicles are helping to reduce dependency on fossil fuel. This is a pioneering collaboration that helps UPS develop new ways to reduce our emissions. UPS is marshaling its global scale to encourage innovation within the automotive industry. We are helping to drive demand for these disruptive technologies. The result is a safer and cleaner fleet for the communities in which we deliver.— Luke Wake, Director of Automotive Engineering UPS

ARRIVAL is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer in Europe to offer purpose-built electric delivery vehicles to UPS specifications. UPS and ARRIVAL have been developing prototypes of various sizes since 2016, and the first vehicles are expected to be on the road later this year.

The company says it is pleased to be working with UPS. In particular, about developing an affordable, modular, all-electric delivery vehicle. This allows deliveries to be made cleaner and quieter. Furthermore, road safety is increased because the driver has a much wider field of vision thanks to a wrap-around windscreen.

E-mobility has long been an issue at UPS

Electromobility and alternative technology vehicles are a priority for UPS. With more than 9.With more than 000 alternative fuel vehicles worldwide, UPS has one of the largest privately owned and most diverse fleets of alternative fuels and advanced technologies in the logistics industry. Working with ARRIVAL will help the company meet its global targets for reducing carbon emissions from the company’s facilities and fleets.

Last month, UPS announced that it had installed radical new charging technology at its central London depot in Camden that addresses the challenge of charging an entire fleet of EVs simultaneously without requiring an expensive upgrade to the power grid. A good starting point for your own fleet of electric cars.

Last December, UPS ordered 125 new all-electric semi trucks to be built by Tesla in 2019. In addition, UPS announced last September that it will be the first commercial customer in the United States to use three Daimler Trucks Fuso medium-duty electric forklifts, dubbed eCanter. Since 2009, UPS has invested over $750 million in alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology. And in 2016, a full year ahead of schedule, UPS achieved its self-imposed goal of driving 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) with its fleet of alternative fuel vehicles and modern technology.

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  1. In the last paragraph of the article about UPS investments since 2009 (9 years ago!!! the realization had already matured that in-house research and development was necessary!!!) will probably also show the last Manager Magazin editor why the end of fossil combustion technologies has come:

    The world’s biggest customers want it!!!

    In the same year, the idea of “StreetScooter” was born and development started. 2011 was presentation, 2014 production start.

    In 2011, I began to warn my circle of acquaintances against investing heavily in cars with combustion engines. At this point in time, Mr. Friedrich had already published that the KBA had known for two years that the exhaust gas values were being manipulated on a large scale.

    Today, many companies that are about to hand over the business for reasons of age are sitting on real estate that can no longer be renovated and even more on almost worthless vehicle stocks.

    In automotive portals is at commercial. Providers very often with 5-year-old vehicles: “Only intended for commercial buyers or for export.”

    So far, this has been taken into account very insufficiently in the company value determinations by WP. As a result, tax assessments that are far too high are often passed.

    The problem: The new market players (Tesla, StreetScooter, etc.) do not take back end-of-life vehicles. There are more and more completely new market players and even established brand dealers refuse to take back 4-5 year old combustion engines.


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