UPS Invests Additional $100 Million in Natural Gas Vehicle Projects
UPS announced plans to build an additional 12 CNG fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The CNG fueling stations and vehicle purchases totaling $100 million are part of UPS’s ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact.
“At UPS, we own our fleet and our infrastructure,” said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president global engineering and sustainability. “That allows us to invest for the long-term, rather than planning around near-term fluctuations in fuel pricing.”
UPS is working to meet its goal of logging one billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet by the end of 2017.
The 12 new CNG stations will be built by TruStar Energy across Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kansas, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. UPS will be deploying Kenworth tractors to fuel at the new CNG stations, and Agility and Quantum Fuel Systems will provide the CNG storage systems. This investment builds on the UPS’s existing 18 CNG fueling stations across the US.
UPS was one of the initial 13 leading companies to take the Obama Administration’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, committing to reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity 20 percent by 2020. UPS operates one of the largest private alternative fuel and advanced technology fleets in the U.S. Its fleet includes more than 6,840 natural gas, other alternative fuel and composite body vehicles.