Package delivery outfit UPS just announced a partnership with U.K.-based technology company Arrival to develop a “pilot fleet” of 35 electric trucks that look like they’re straight out of a Pixar movie.
Here are the details from UPS:
These zero tailpipe emission, lightweight composite vehicles have a battery range of more than 150 miles (240 kilometers), which is significantly higher than other EVs currently in service. The vehicles will also come equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that help to improve safety and reduce driver fatigue. These features, combined with a highly advanced vehicle display provide the driver with an intelligent and connected vehicle.
“UPS is working with ARRIVAL here in the UK because their smart electric vehicles are helping to reduce dependency on fossil fuel. This is a pioneering collaboration that helps UPS develop new ways to reduce our emissions,” said Luke Wake, international director for automotive engineering in the advanced technology group at UPS. “UPS is marshaling its global scale to encourage innovation within the automotive industry. We are helping to drive demand for these disruptive technologies. The result is a safer and cleaner fleet for the communities in which we deliver.”
Electric vehicles are indeed the future for shipping companies of all sorts; we couldn’t stop staring at the Tesla’s upcoming big rig when pics where first released.
Let’s just hope that Mila Kunis has the wherewithal to slip on a top when the driver of one of these bad boys comes a-knockin’…