Staples, a global retailer of office supplies and equipment, has found the perfect niche for using electric trucks within their fleet of almost 2,000 delivery vehicles. According to Staples director of fleet equipment Mike Payette, the trucks are ideal for short local delivery routes within cities where lots of stops are involved. With a battery life of about 75-100 miles and a battery recharge time of four hours, the best savings is seen in inner city routes such as Los Angeles, where drivers make 50-60 stops per day with a stop about every eight minutes.
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