The Houston-Galveston Area Council and CTE have partnered with UPS and Workhorse Group to demonstrate the effectiveness of all-electric vehicles for the transportation of manufactured goods and products. The goal of the project is to determine if these vehicles can perform at the same level of operation as similarly sized diesel delivery vehicles, while reducing vehicle emissions and petroleum consumption.
The project will deploy 30 medium- and heavy-duty all-electric delivery trucks in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria NAAQS 8-hour ozone non-attainment area. These vehicles will be demonstrated by selected fleet operators in the Houston-Galveston region. As part of the deployment, CTE will model the vehicles and routes, then validate the routes once vehicles are delivered. The project will include two years of operational data collection and reporting.