He also commented on the decision to use this AFV technology and its main advantages of. “We opt for natural gas vehicles because we understand the need for emissions reductions and energy security. They offer lower emissions, domestic fuel, and lower cost of fuel,” he said.
LNG has been used by company’s fleet since 2000. UPS was the first in the package delivery industry to introduce alternative fuel tractors into its fleet. The company currently operates 93 liquefied natural gas powered tractor-trailers in the U.S.
Besides, the company has one of the largest private fleets of compressed natural gas fueled vehicles in the country, with 933 package cars (home and business delivery). The company began extensively using CNG in 1989 to assess its benefits and viability as an alternative fuel. The results have been impressive: particulate emissions are 95 percent lower than with diesel engines; carbon monoxide emissions are 75 percent lower; and emissions of nitrogen oxides are 49 percent lower.
Read the complete article on the UPS experience with NGVs in the next edition of our magazine NGVJournal.US.