UPS to buy 1400 NGVs in USA
The vehicles UPS plans to buy are set to more than double the company's current NGV fleet in the US. Landi Renzo USA will play a significant role in the new endeavour as the technology provider will supply EPA- and CARB-certified CNG systems for the aforementioned 600 CNG-powered vans. The vehicles are going to be built on Freightliner chassis.
We couldn't be happier to see the planned deployment of these 600 delivery trucks. After several years of conducting testing through pilot programs, an order like this validates the trust that a global company like UPS has in our alternative fuel products.
Andrea Landi, President of Landi Renzo USA
UPS is also going to launch 15 new CNG refueling stations. With the 1400 new NGVs, UPS' overall fleet of alternatively-fueled vehicles will grow by nearly 30 percent (currently the company uses 5088 such vehicles around the world).
UPS's investment in a large scale alternative energy fleet has enabled the company to avoid more than 34 million gallons of conventional fuels since 2000. Today's CNG announcement demonstrates UPS's plans to expand use of widely available natural gas. CNG is an important building block in our long-term fleet strategy and offers environmental and economic advantages.
Mitch Nichols, UPS senior vice president of transportation and engineering
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