UPS Adds New Electric Vehicles to Fleet

Aug 29, 2011

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This deal brings more focus to electric vehicles being put to commercial use, but director of vehicle engineering for EVI, Mike Britt, says there are still issues with widespread adoption.

"The cost of these is still prohibitive," Britt said, noting that the price issue should become as production of electric vehicles and their batteries increases.

"We would like to see the batteries lighter and a lot cheaper," Britt said. "Everything else is there."

Fleets are increasingly turning to new technologies to supplant their regular vehicles and combat fuel costs and environmental issues. Is your fleet using any alternative fuels to do business? Leave a comment and let us know!

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