They provide 630 cubic feet of storage space, compared to around 700 for conventional UPS trucks, but being 409kg lighter, they can make use of a much smaller engine – specifically a 150bhp four-cylinder from Isuzu.
A company statement read:
“As a result of the testing, UPS has become even more comfortable with composite material and will consider adding more composite components into larger vehicle types to reduce vehicle weight.”
One unexpected benefit of the plastic for UPS is that it is brown when cast, meaning it does not need repainting when scratched.
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