May 14 -- United Parcel Service of America Inc. is adding another 500 hybrid electric and compressed natural gas vehicles to the company´s fleet.
The Atlanta-based delivery giant said an order of 200 hybrid electric trucks is its largest order ever for such vehicles. The firm also is adding another 300 CNG vehicles to its delivery fleet in the United States.
"Alternative fuel research and development is just one of the ways that UPS is mitigating climate change risks," said Bob Stoffel, UPS´s corporate sustainability officer. "We also are focused on aggressive conservation programs and improving network efficiency to cut fuel use."
The company´s alternative fuel fleet will grow to 2,218 in the United States.