Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

UPS trebles electric fleet for Olympics


UPS has added 14 electric vehicles to its fleet which will serve many of the host venues before, during and after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

22179 One of the UPS Modecs

Twelve join UPS’s existing fleet of six, which have been operating out of the Camden site since 2009.  The remaining two vehicles will be the first to operate out of UPS’s site in Barking.

The Modec vehicles use high energy batteries to meet the medium range, high performance  requirements of hard working, urban delivery vehicles. Each vehicle can undertake around 60 miles on a six hour charge.

Cindy Miller, managing director UPS UK, Ireland & Nordics said: “With the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games only eighteen months away, we are very focused on reducing the carbon footprint of our delivery network in the capital. Over the past few years, we have invested in technological improvements allowing us to expand our electric fleet, such as installing extra charging units at our London facilities.”