As UPS Expands, So Does its Commitment to Alternative Fueling
by Betsy Lillian (NGT News) … Currently, UPS’ clean fleet totals roughly 9,100 ground vehicles as part of a “rolling laboratory” approach of testing out different types of alternative fueling, including CNG, liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewable natural gas (RNG), electric, hydraulic hybrid, electric hybrid, ethanol and propane autogas. Through the end of this year, UPS says it will have invested more than $1 billion in alt-fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling since 2008.
On the RNG side, the company used more than 15 million gallons of RNG in 2017, making UPS the largest RNG consumer in the transportation sector, the company claims. This is thanks, in part, to two agreements announced last year: a five-year deal with AMP Energy for 1.5 million gallons of RNG/year from a dairy farm in Indiana, as well as a deal with Big Ox Energy to purchase 10 million gallons of RNG/year through 2024. READ MORE