United Parcel Service Inc. today announced the deployment of 100 all-electric commercial vehicles that will be delivering packages around the state.
UPS said the vehicles will further state goals of increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles throughout California.
"These trucks were built here, they'll be driven here and they're already changing the way business is done here cutting emissions and eliminating the need for tanker trucks worth of fossil fuels," said Gov. Jerry Brown.
Officials said the electric-powered UPS trucks will reduce the consumption of conventional motor fuel by approximately 126,000 gallons per year, plus reduce carbon emissions.
The UPS vehicles have a range of up to 75 miles per charge. They will be delivering packages to customers primarily in Sacramento, San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno and Bakersfield.