UPS today announced plans to build an additional six compressed natural gas fueling stations and add 390 new CNG tractors and terminal trucks and 50 LNG vehicles to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. UPS stated this new investment will total more than $90 million in natural gas vehicles and infrastructure.
“With more than 4,400 natural gas vehicles and a network of fueling stations, UPS has had great results using natural gas as an alternative fuel in our fleet,” said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president global engineering and sustainability. “We know the importance of investing in natural gas globally for our fleet and the alternative fuel market. In 2016, we used more than 61 million gallons of natural gas in our ground fleet, which included 4.6 million gallons of renewable natural gas.”
UPS purchased 50 additional LNG vehicles that were deployed in Indianapolis, IN, Chicago, IL, Earth City, MO and Nashville, TN where UPS has existing LNG stations.
The six new CNG stations will be built in Ontario, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Salina, Kan.; Louisville, Ky.; Greensboro, N.C; and Vancouver, B.C. Renewable natural gas (RNG) will be used at the station in Ontario to fuel UPS vehicles in the area with renewable compressed natural gas (RCNG).
LNG tractor trailer in Ontario, California
Above Image Source: UPS