UPS Order 12 Modec Electric Vans

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ups_order_12_modec_electric_vans UPS today announced an order of twelve electric vehicles from British manufacturer Modec. Six vehicles will be introduced into UPS’s UK fleet in February 2009, including the vehicle that was used for testing until now. The remaining six will operate in Germany.

Developed by Modec, the electric vans will operate out of UPS’s Camden facility, which lies within London’s Low Emission Zone. The order follows a successful nine month trial of the vehicle’s capabilities earlier this year, where it averaged eighteen miles per day and a battery consumption of 25% of full charge per day during the course of its operations in North-West, East and Central London.

Each vehicle can undertake one hundred miles on one overnight charge. Because it is an electric vehicle, it requires no road tax, MOT or tachograph and is not liable for the congestion charge.

(Source: Modec)


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