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UPS orders 18 new electric delivery trucks equipped for drones

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — UPS delivery is going to new and illegal (for now) heights.

According to our partners at Business First, the shipping giant ordered 18 new electric delivery trucks. But these trucks — purchased for its Houston market — also have room for a drone on the top of the truck.

If drones are approved by the FAA, UPS will be able to hand off packages to drones to be delivered.

The Ohio company that makes the trucks says they cost 30-cents per-mile to run — that’s compared to a dollar a mile with gas and maintenance in a regular truck.