UPS has ordered twelve electric vehicles - six for deployment in Germany and six for the UK, including the one that has been used for testing until now.
The quiet, zero-emission vehicle is the first of its kind to effectively harness the power of modern, high-energy batteries to meet the medium range, high performance requirements of urban delivery vehicles. The vehicles will operate out of UPS's central package facility in Camden, which falls within London's Low Emission Zone.
The order follows a successful nine-month trial of the vehicle's capabilities earlier this year.
UPS began using alternative-fuel vehicles in New York City in the 1930s, and currently operates the transportation industry's largest private fleet of alternative fuel vehicles, which are deployed in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, the UK and the US.