In London, Electric Trucks Are Helping UPS Make ‘Eco-Friendly’ Deliveries

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    In London, Electric Trucks Are Helping UPS Make ‘Eco-Friendly’ Deliveries - New York Times

    The vans gliding through the streets are part of a plan by the company, backed by the British government, to electrify its full central London fleet of about 170 vehicles, all based in a high-ceiling garage near a railroad line in Kentish Town.

    The goal is to replace diesel vans, a source of CO2 emissions and harmful air pollution, with electric-power vehicles, which don’t emit exhaust fumes. “It is being made very clear to us by cities, national governments, the E.U. and beyond that the conventional diesel truck is no longer what they want,” said Peter Harris, director of sustainability for UPS Europe.