UPS orders a fleet of 1,000 electric delivery vans with Workhorse
In a move which marks the latest electrification effort by UPS, the parcel delivery giant has placed an order for 1,000 electric delivery vans with Ohio-based truck manufacturer Workhorse.
In revealing that UPS has ordered a new fleet of electric vans, Workhorse has confirmed in a recently-released statement that it has signed “a new binding agreement with UPS,” under which UPS would be buying “950 N-GEN plug-in electric delivery vehicles.”
The latest order from UPS has come in addition to its previous order placed with Workhouse for the purchase of 50 units of all-electric delivery trucks. As such, UPS has now ordered a total of 1,000 electric delivery vans from Workhorse.
UPS’ latest order for electric delivery van fleet with Workhorse underscores the delivery company’s newest move towards electrification because it has a number of electrification efforts currently underway.
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