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NYC wants to replace delivery trucks with bicycles

UPS, Amazon and DHL have signed up for the cargo bike pilot program

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UPS gets government approval to become a drone airline

Its Flight Forward subsidiary can fly an unlimited number of drones, and can fly at night

UPS has won government approval to operate a nationwide fleet of drones, which will let the company expand deliveries on hospital campuses and move it one step closer to making deliveries to consumers. Many regulatory obstacles remain, however, before UPS — or other operators who are testing drones — can fill the sky over cities and suburbs with drones carrying goods to people's doorsteps. United Parcel Service Inc. said Tuesday that its drone subsidiary was awarded an airline certificate last

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UPS has new electric trucks that look straight out of a Pixar movie

London and Paris first cities to see fleet of 35 delivery vehicles

UPS has revealed sleek new electric trucks that look like they've rolled straight out of Pixar's Cars series. The company revealed it's working with vehicle manufacturer Arrival on a pilot fleet of 35 lightweight electric trucks that look far more futuristic than the standard boxy vehicles. UPS says the trucks have a longer range than other delivery vehicles, reaching around 150 miles on a single charge. As with all electric vehicles, they have zero emissions.

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UPS Drone Delivery | Autoblog Minute

UPS has begun testing residential delivery drones with the aim at improving delivery efficiency. Drones fly autonomously and can carry packages up to 10 lbs.

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UPS purchases 130 more hybrid delivery vehicles

Although UPS already operates one of the largest private fleets of alternative-fuel vehicles in the transportation industry, the company's continuing commitment to dominate the green scene has driven it to purchase 130 additional hybrid electric vehicles. At 2,022 strong, UPS' alternative-fuel vehicle fleet spans eight countries and has racked up more than 185 million miles to date.

Electric Vehicle International opens California headquarters, launches new lineup

When we last heard from Electric Vehicles International (EVI) they were displaying a trio of trucks at the Work Truck Show in Chicago that they had electrified at their facility in Mexico. Fast forward 7 months and we find none other than Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on hand for the grand opening of the company's re

VIDEO: What can Brown do for motorsports? UPS converts truck into racer

UPS is one efficient company. Brown can deliver millions of packages a day to just about anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, the big brown delivery trucks are slow as molasses, and getting stuck behind one in rush hour is an exercise in frustration. UPS management obviously understands the truck's shortcomings, as it hired German tuners to transform the standard UPS truck into something much faster.

UPS orders up hydraulic hybrids from Eaton

While UPS is one of the companies that will test a hydraulic hybrid vehicle (HHV) from Hybra-Drive sometime next year, it has already done testing with a similar type truck from Eaton. The initial 18-month trial saw upwards of 50 percent less fuel burned and was positive enough for the delivery giant to order up seven of the HHVs. UPS calcul

Brown goes green in NYC: Full-sized UPS EV truck

Click image for photo gallery of the UPS EV van

Zap CEO talks and talks about Zap-X, Alias, Coke deal, and more

Zap's CEO Steve Schneider did a very interesting audio interview with CEONEWS.Tv recently where he talked about the Zap-X, the Zap-Coke deal and the future of the company. On Zap-X, Schneider says Chinese automaker Youngman owns 51 percent stake in the Detroit Electric joint venture, while Zap owns