The US delivery service UPS will add 10,000 electrically powered delivery vehicles to its fleet of delivery vehicles. This was announced by the global logistics market leader at the end of January. As early as this year, the first of the new e-commercial vehicles could be put into service. They should first roll on the streets in Europe and North America. UPS does not rely on the German street scooter, but on a British start-up.
UPS cooperates with Arrival & participates
the British start-up Arrival won the lot for the development and production of the 10,000 new Last-Stromer. The London-based start-up is said to have completed the contract by 2024 and received an option to produce an additional 10,000 vehicles. The company, which is entrusted with the production of e-delivery goods in the classic UPS brown shade, was founded in 2015 in the British capital and today has around 500 employees.
In addition to the placement of the with around $ 400 million contract , UPS participates in Arrival. Participation in Arrival is an important step in tackling the challenges of urban traffic problems and environmental pollution, said the US logistician in an press release announced. As part of the cooperation with UPS, Arrival will also drive the development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Photo credit: Arrival Ltd.