Some History of Sustainability with UPS

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1936 UPS Electric Package Cars

One of UPS’s first Electric Vehicles, 1936

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 1:15pm


By Jill Swiecichowski

As the UPS Archivist, I spend a lot of time researching documents that reveal our history and the stories of our people.

So in my search through the UPS Archives – while looking for something else I might add – I came across this document from 1933 asking for the funds for three new “Gould Batteries for two ton Walker Electric Trucks.” These new batteries were to replace three “very old and almost useless” batteries in package cars that were serving in New York City at the time.

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