UPS And NYSERDA To Convert UPS Diesel Delivery Trucks In NYC To Electric

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  1. ROBO MOD

    ROBO MOD I'm a Robot Staff Member

    UPS to Work with Unique Electric Solutions to Bring Electric Vehicle Production to the Bronx

    Supports Governor Cuomo’s Clean Energy Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030

    UPS (NYSE: UPS) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that new technology will be developed to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric. UPS and Unique Electric Solutions LLC (UES LLC) will design, build, test and make the conversions. The project supports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s aggressive goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 by replacing diesel vehicles with clean technology.

    “Public-private partnerships help push innovation forward and transform industries,” said Carlton Rose, President, global fleet maintenance and engineering, UPS. “This program will help UPS develop and deploy electric delivery trucks faster and more affordably. Because they are cleaner and quieter, electric vehicles are ideal for dense urban environments like New York City and are a critical part of our strategy for the future.”

    NYSERDA is providing $500,000 in funding to develop and test the conversion system. If successful, the Bronx-based project is expected to bring a production version of the converted truck to the streets of New York City by Spring 2018. In addition to producing a new, cost-effective all-electric conversion kit, the project will deliver a blueprint for converting up to three UPS vehicles a day. This could lead to the conversion of up to 1,500 UPS delivery trucks, which is about 66% of UPS’s NYC fleet, operating in New York City by 2022.

    Alicia Barton, President and CEO, NYSERDA said, “This project is a prime example of the State’s investment in new and innovative technology that can help us meet Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading clean energy goals. I applaud UPS and Unique Electric Solutions for their leadership in developing this system that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and has tremendous potential to be used by the entire delivery industry.”

    The conversions will be based on unique electric vehicle technology developed by Unique Electric Solutions. The core system features a 225kW Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) with a high voltage back bone optimized for the duty cycle of UPS delivery trucks. SRMs are simpler, cheaper and better suited for electric vehicles over conventional induction motors and do not rely on the use of magnets made from imported rare earth metals like permanent magnet motors do. Overall, the UES SRM propulsion system provides more miles per battery charge, reducing charging times and increasing energy efficiency up to 20%.

    This project is part of UPS’s commitment to helping cities and states around the world reduce carbon and other tailpipe emissions as urban areas and e-commerce grow. UPS operates more than 770 electric or hybrid electric vehicles in urban settings around the world. They are part of a fleet of more than 8,500 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles worldwide. UPS recently set a goal that by 2020 one in four vehicles purchased annually will use alternative fuels or advanced technology. The company has invested more than $750 million in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations globally since 2009.
     
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  2. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Better to hand over whatever diesels to centers that have been afflicted with the 12 year old VT365 powered money pits than to repower units already in service. A financially wasteful way to do environmental grandstanding. Start from scratch .
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    We drove behind a hybrid elec. UPS truck today.......the sad part was the unmistakeable sound of the UPS package car was not there.
     
  4. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    That work should be done by ups mechanics. We have always done any conversions on our equipment.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    How many diesel to electric conversions have you done?
     
  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Yep. Considering all the differences between ICE vehicles and EVs, a new design would be much cheaper in the long run.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    ICE—Internal Combustion Engine.

    EV—-Electric Vehicle.
     
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Did you figure that out all by yourself, or did you Google it?
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Considering there was less than a minute between our posts what do you think?
     
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    You're fast with the search bar?
     
  11. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Should see him on the PornHub search bar
     
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  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Nope......"Frigid's Mom" is my go to search term.
     
  13. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    doesn't matter how many I've done. they should train the mechanics to do it like they did when the 292 to 4.3 conversions where done
     
  14. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Or Onan to 4.3, or Motori to 4.3
     
  15. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    wow!!! forgot about those. we didn't have any in my district. man your talking early 90's!
     
  16. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    It was still going on in 02.
     
  17. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Remove Motori diesel....find dumpster....plop. No core.