The delivery company are collaborating with Thor Trucks, Inc. to work on a fully-electric class 6 delivery truck to help it meet its sustainability goals.
Carlton Rose, president, global fleet maintenance and engineering for UPS, said: "UPS believes in the future of commercial electric vehicles. We want to support the research needed to make advances and the companies developing those innovative products. Performance is critical in our fleet. We are excited to get this vehicle on the road to test how it handles routes in and around Los Angeles."
Whilst Dakota Semler, co-founder and CEO of Thor Trucks, added: "We're excited about working with a forward-thinking company like UPS, particularly as our first collaboration. UPS is committed to sustainability and operates one of the most well-respected and complex fleets in the country. This is also an incredibly valuable opportunity to gain insight into what it will take to fulfill our mission of getting entire electric fleets on the road."
UPS will be testing the delivery truck for six months both on the road and off aswell as they asses things like battery capacity, technical integration and durability.