United Parcel Service—known more commonly as UPS—is going back to its roots, but with a modern twist. On Thursday, the company announced a new program in Seattle that features electric bicycles geared for delivering packages in large preloaded boxes.
The company was formed in Washington’s metropolis in 1907 and got its start by making deliveries on foot and by bicycle. With consumers ordering more products online in recent years, UPS is testing the same classic mode of transportation while aiming to increase speed of delivery and efficiency while reducing traffic and pollution.
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