UPS Throws a 1000 Lbs Overboard to Lighten the Load : Discovery News: "uel efficiency is not far from anyone’s mind. Hybrid Vehicles are becoming more and more popular and companies are finding ways of squeezing more energy out of the existing systems. This is especially the case for shipping and delivery businesses, such as UPS, whose costs are fundamentally linked to transportation.
The company has previously flirted with the idea of hybrid vehicles, but now it has taken a drastic step in a different direction. It announced a new fleet of vehicles called CV-23s that are designed to be 1,000 pounds lighter and 40 percent more fuel efficient than their older models. The dramatic decrease in weight was possible by using composite panels for the body instead of steel."
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UPS THROWS A 1000 LBS OVERBOARD TO LIGHTEN THE LOAD
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Sun Jun 5, 2011 08:41 AM ET
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