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UPS tries electric bicycles for deliveries

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Not even UPS knows precisely how to describe what could be the delivery giant's latest way to get packages to your door. UPS on Tuesday unveiled a battery-powered, four-wheeled cycle to more efficiently haul cargo in some of the country's most congested streets and reduce its carbon footprint. The company is trying to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. The slimmed-down vehicles, called eQuads by UPS, look familiar enough with the company's gold-colored logo and accompanying stripe on a dark brown background. The pedal-powered vehicle was dwarfed by one of the company's more traditional delivery trucks, which rumble through traffic and sometimes draw the ire of motorists trying to get by parked trucks on narrow streets.

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