Shanghai, March 25, 2013--UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced that it is working with Potevio, a provider of new energy solutions, to conduct an electric van field test programme in Shanghai as part of its global sustainability strategy. The field test is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2014 and will last six months.
The van will be based at UPS's Hongqiao Operation Center. It will start operations at Hongqiao Development Area before rotating to other service areas. During the trial, UPS and Potevio will monitor the economic, environmental and operational effectiveness of this vehicle and evaluate the results for possible deployment in the future.
UPS is committed to building healthier and safer communities for China and to improve its sustainability strategy in this region, with the electric van program being its latest initiative.
Under the "Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy", UPS is accelerating its testing, purchase and deployment of new-generation vehicles around the world. By the end of 2014, UPS will have added nearly 1,000 new liquefied natural gas long-haul trucks to its existing fleet. To date, 249 of those vehicles have been deployed, bringing UPS's existing fleet total to more than 3,150 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. UPS's fleet consists of all-electric, hybrid electric, hydraulic hybrid, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquid propane gas, biomethane, and light-weight fuel-saving composite body vehicles.
UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. The company also has a world-class sustainability program committed to positive social, community and environmental impact. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS's Corporate Sustainability Report and related information can be found at www.ups.com/sustainability and www.pressroom.ups.com.