Environment America Research & Policy Center calls on UPS to electrify its fleet

UPS delivers 25 million items every day, and right now, those packages come with a side of unhealthy air pollution and a warmer climate. 

UPS delivers 25 million items every day, and right now, those packages come with a side of unhealthy air pollution and a warmer climate.  

On Nov. 18, Environment America Research & Policy Center launched Electrify UPS, a campaign calling on the company to electrify its fleet of delivery trucks with a target of purchasing only electric vehicles by 2030. Currently, delivery vehicles are responsible for nearly half of nitrogen oxide emissions and nearly 60% of the fine particulate matter from all vehicles. A commitment from UPS to leave its dirty diesel fleet behind in favor of electric trucks could help clean our air and protect our climate.  

“As the world’s largest courier, UPS has a responsibility and opportunity to lead the shipping industry to an electric future with zero-emission trucks,” said Morgan Folger, Environment America Research & Policy Center’s Destination: Zero Carbon campaign director. 

“UPS can help bring the whole shipping industry along and lead the way to an electric future.”  

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Take Action: Electrify UPS

Join our effort to Electrify UPS by calling on the company to electrify its fleet and deliver cleaner air and a safer climate for future generations.

Photo: Diesel pollution from trucks’ tailpipes contributes to health impacts such as respiratory illness, cancer and even premature death. Credit: Frank Deanrdo via Flickr, CC BY 2.0