UPS is boosting the number of electric vehicles it runs from its central London depot from 65 to 170, after installing technology that marks the beginning of the end for the combustion engine. The new smart grid charging technology, which the company developed in collaboration with UK Power Networks and Cross River Partnership, removes the need for an expensive upgrade to the power supply grid in order to simultaneously recharge an entire fleet of electric vehicles. Hailing the deployment as […]
UPS has acquired specialist international and temperature-controlled load broker Freightex for an undisclosed sum, and will merge it with Coyote Logistics – a similar business in North America that UPS acquired in August 2015.
UPS has placed an order for 10,000 electric delivery vehicles with UK start-up Arrival, to be deployed across its US and European fleets.
A “game changing” technology which allows electric vehicles to charge their batteries on the move could open the door to long haul electric HGVs.