UPS orders a fleet of 1,000 electric delivery vans with Workhorse

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.

Besides the electric delivery van fleet ordered with Workhorse, UPS has also ordered 125 units of Tesla Semi trucks, along with some units of Daimler’s new electric trucks. Moreover, UPS has also deployed a small fleet of new custom-built all-electric delivery trucks in London in May 2018, and is involved in an effort to convert ‘up to 1,500 delivery trucks’ to battery-electric vehicles in New York.