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January 29, 2011

How UPS uses Alternative Fuels : Infographic

Moving nearly 15 million packages around the world each day requires operating a large ground and air fleet. Reducing fuel consumption and emissions is a constant priority and challenge. UPS's long-term goal is to minimize dependence on fossil fuels by improving operational efficiencies and advancing new technologies. The company's emissions reduction strategy includes reducing fuel consumption and deploying alternative fuel and low emissions vehicles.

UPS operates one of the largest private alternative fuel fleet in its industry, which includes more than 2,000 compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, propane, hydrogen fuel cell, electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Since 2000 alone, UPS's alternative fuel fleet traveled more than 185 million miles making deliveries to homes and businesses. The company’s global alternative fuel fleet includes vehicles in the U.S., Germany, France, Canada, Mexico and Brazil and the United Kingdom

 UPS has  Invested  in alternative fuel vehicles (over 700 added to the fleet in the last two years) and the latest in telematics – which combines technology and information to help drivers become more efficient with every mile they drive – has helped UPS to increase fuel economy by 10% from 2000 to 2009. With sustained efforts, the company plans to improve by yet another 10% by 2020. 

UPS also gets its customers involved by bringing transparency to carbon reporting and offering the option to offset. Whether it’s a single customer paying an extra 5 cents to offset the carbon associated one shipment or a high-volume corporate account going carbon neutral on all their shipments, UPS makes choosing to offset easy. ( source:responsibility UPS )