A rendering of a Thor electric UPS truck. Source: UPS

UPS to test new electric truck

UPS plans to test a new type of electric delivery truck called Thor.

The Sandy Springs-based shipping giant said it is partnering with Thor Trucks Inc. to develop and test an electric delivery truck in Los Angeles later this year.

The Thor truck will have a range of about 100 miles, according to UPS, which plans to test the all-electric delivery vehicle for six months. If the test is successful, the company may buy more of the trucks.

UPS already partners with other electric vehicle makers including Tesla, Daimler, Workhorse and ARRIVAL, and with a “rolling laboratory” of about 9,300 low-emission vehicles is testing which work best for different route types.

It said electric vehicle and charging infrastructure “play a critical role in UPS’s vision for its fleet of the future.”

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