UPS (NYSE: UPS), one of the largest commercial truck fleets in the world, announced that Tesla has ordered pre-ordered 125 units from all electric new trucks. The new trucks will be joining a wide range of fuel and advanced technology vehicles fleet of UPS's trucks, trucks and trucks operating in electricity, natural gas, propane and other non-traditional fuels.
“For over a century, UPS has been leading the industry in testing and implementing new technologies for more effective fleet operations. "We look forward to expanding our commitment to fleet superiority with Tesla," said Juan Perez, chief of information and engineering. “These groundbreaking electric trucks are getting ready to enter a new era, such as improved safety, reduced environmental impacts and low cost of ownership.”
UPS shared UPS's real-world truck lane information as part of assessing the vehicle's expected performance for the UPS duty cycle. UPS is working closely with developing vehicle technology suppliers to help them with proven solutions.
Tesla Semi trucks offer a unique cabin experience, improved road safety and significantly reduced long-term ownership cost to drivers on their way to the 500 mile on a single charge. The trucks have safety features such as automatic emergency brakes, applicable cruise control, automatic lane guidance and electronic brake and steering system. According to the US government, Tesla's driver assistance applications reduce accident rates by% 40. Tesla plans to start production at 2019 and will be one of the first companies to use vehicles.
UPS's Tesla Semi pre-orders complete and advance its commitment to reducing absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from global ground services by 2025 by 12, developed using a methodology approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.
UPS has set a target for 25 percent of the electricity it consumes to come from renewable energy sources by 2025. In addition, UPS plans that by 2020 - rising from 2016 percent in 16 - one of four new vehicles per year will be an alternative fuel or high-tech vehicle. The company also set a new target for 2025 percent of its fuel consumption for the operation on the ground, increasing from 2016 percent in 19,6, to 40 percent from sources other than conventional gasoline and diesel.
The company has one of the largest private alternative fuel and advanced technology fleets in the U.S., with more than 8500 vehicles worldwide. This includes all electric, hybrid electric, hydraulic hybrid, ethanol, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), propane and renewable natural gas (RNG) / biomethane.
UPS also manages one of the world's most secure commercial fleets by investing more than 2016 million in global health and safety training in 194. The company continues to build vehicle crash reduction technology for the 8 fleet.
UPS has recently been announced as the best in the industry in Just Capital's X Just100 konusunda ranking for environmental obligations and activities. The UPS also took part in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the 100 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for five years in a row.