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UPS testing next-gen EV delivery vehicles in London, Paris

UPS teams with UK company for 35 next-gen electric delivery vehicles, trials in London and Paris.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Thu, May 10 2018 9:50 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

UPS has announced that it has teamed with UK-based tech company Arrival, where the two will built 35 new state-of-the-art electric delivery vehicles.

UPS testing next-gen EV delivery vehicles in London, Paris | TweakTown.com

These new EVs will be capable of up to 150 miles of range, will pack Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) which is designed to improve safety, and reduce driver fatigue. The international director for automotive engineering in the advanced technology group at UPS, Luke Wake, said that the new deal will help UPS make new ways to further reduce emissions.

Arrival CEO Denis Sverdlov said the new delivery EVs will feature a unique wrap-around front window that provides drivers with a far wider field of view, which is better for seeing the road, obstacles, bikes, and pedestrians.

UPS has been hard at work on these prototypes with Arrival for the last couple of years, with trials set to hit the roads of London and Paris by the end of this year. There are already over 300 electric vehicles and close to 700 hybrids being used right now across Europe and the US, so these new markets are important for the company to dominate.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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