My story on full electric vehicles

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Chazzersays, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Chazzersays

    Chazzersays New Member

    Two years ago my hub was given a whole fleet of electric vehicles. At first we were very excited, but then everybody started to complain about them. At the time I didn't know what everyone was talking about because I was a pre loader. To my surprise they gave me one on my training route when I started cover driving.

    It was the worst experience that I've ever had at UPS. The problem with these electric trucks is that the range is only about 60 to 80 miles , and that is if you do not drive on any highways or freeways. If you were to drive on a freeway it would significantly lower your range. It seemed like every day I needed to have a truck swap. Which meant that my times would constantly fluctuate.

    So my question is does anybody else have these horrible electric vehicles? If you do, do you hate them as much as everyone else in my building does?
  2. dupa

    dupa On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation.

    Keep em California
  3. Chazzersays

    Chazzersays New Member

    No no, please take them we insist. Haha
  4. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    electric vehicles are improving very quickly. that new Tesla is so amazing it seems like it is from another world.

    give it time.
  5. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    Giving it time won't help. They'll be delivering from hovercrafts before UPS replaces the current electric vehicles.
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  6. I'd take a quiet electric automatic 7 or 800. Sounds like it'd work fine on my 40 mile a day route.
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  7. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    Your center has trucks??
  8. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    they may be using that transfer thingy from Star Trek.
  9. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Not a fan of the idea of being whisper quiet on area. People do dumb enough things already when they do hear you coming.
  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Yes, we have hybrid electrics, hybrid hydraulics, and pure electrics. The pure electrics have a 4cyl generator on board to create power in high consumption times. The guys that drive these don't complain, except when they are taken out due to another mechanical failure and are given a beater.
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How does the heat work in those?
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Our building has a handful of new vehicles. Other than those everything we have is 20+ years old and manual shift.
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Which of the Tesla's out of production, the two in production or the planned one are you talking about?
  14. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    We're still going out in 1980's pkg cars, and you have electrics?

    Vehicle swaps to get through the day, LOL!
    Yup, that'll save the environment. Then again, we're talking about coal powered vehicles....
  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    15 years should be about the max any package car is allowed to stay around.

    There are some super low mile routes that could get by for longer.
  16. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    i'm not exactly sure which model it is. one got a great review with consumer reports and then there was a story on about one. that costs around 145k.
  17. Gear

    Gear Parts on Order

    Its the rusted out frame rails that sends the PCs to the crusher. And this is after several "patches" to cover holes. The older furniture vans (box trucks) seem to have the worst frame rails. Some of those rails have spots that are paper thin. Eventually we'll see one on the news that broke in half. How do they pass a state inspection, you ask? They dont, mechs will refuse to sticker it, so management will send it out to get stickered. The idea is, "just for this peak." But this peak turns into, next peak, and so on.
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I got no problem with a frame rail breaking on me. Just as long as the injuries are all healable lol

    I'd retire soon after that lawsuit
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  19. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    And all we need to be is in the top 1% to buy one. Yay!
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  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Just another of UPS's publicity stunts to try to convince the public they care about the environment.
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