The South Coast Air Quality Management District, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Energy Commission, California Air Resources Board, UPS, Electric Vehicles International (EVI), and others celebrated the deployment of 40 zero-emission delivery vehicles manufactured by EVI in California and operated by UPS in San Bernardino on July 17.
This event recognizes one of the largest concentrations in Southern California of fully electric commercial trucks that will clean the air, save fuel costs, and create jobs in the heart of California.
"These all-electric vehicles remind us that California continues to be a dynamic center of innovation," said Governor Brown. "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."
"Electric Vehicles International (EVI) is proud to partner with UPS on this deployment of California-made zero-emission package cars," said Ricky Hanna, CEO of EVI. "EVI is honored to be a part of UPS's fleet, which is advancing state-of-the-art logistics in California and around the world."
"This partnership is advancing Governor Brown's Executive Order for widespread deployment of zero-emission vehicles throughout California," continued Hanna. "We would like to recognize the hard work and genuine partnership of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), West Coast Collaborative, California Energy Commission, California Air Resources Board, and Calstart. Without the help of these public and private partners, this large deployment of clean, zero-emissions trucks would not have happened here in California."