Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Sourcing Renewables - March 21, 2018
Infographic: UPS powering operations of the future
UPS announced the deployment of a new charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid. This advance is the result of the company’s participation in the "Smart Electric Urban Logistics (SEUL)" project with UK Power Networks and Cross River Partnership, with funding secured from the UK’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles.
In a statement, UPS said, "The breakthrough signals the beginning of the end of a reliance upon traditional combustion engine powered vehicles by allowing UPS to increase the number of EVs operating from its central London site from the current limit of 65 to all 170 trucks based there."
UPS explained that the system adopts an “intelligent” approach to charging by spreading this throughout the night so that the building can use the power it needs to run the business of logistics (lights, sortation machinery and IT) and ensure that all EVs are fully charged by the time they are needed in the morning, but at the same time never exceed the maximum power available from the grid.
Click on the link to view this infographic on how UPS is addressing the charging challenge:
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