UPS to Use Three Delivery Trucks with Fuel Cells

August 29, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

United Parcel Service (UPS, Atlanta, GA) announced that it will begin using three large package delivery vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells, and officials said the goal is to someday apply the technology throughout its entire fleet. The Dodge Sprinter trucks are being deployed in Ann Arbor, MI, and in Los Angeles and Sacramento, CA.

"Shifting away from a fossil-fuel-based economy to a hydrogen economy would be a great environmental and technological achievement," stated UPS Senior Vice President of global transportation services Mr. Mahoney. "UPS now is jumping from a small fuel cell car to a medium-duty truck. We will continue the rapid application of this technology in hopes that in the near future, we can deploy zero-emission engines across our fleet of 88,000 vehicles."