A new research report from UPS and GreenBiz presented new findings that also confirmed what many in the industry had already suspected: "the value of partnership, among OEMs, users and cities, all together at the table," said Tom Madrecki, director of urban innovation and mobility at UPS.
But action is still lagging — under 50 percent of private companies are having these conversations, Madrecki noted. That means there's much more opportunity out there.
A finding did show that policy considerations, in the present and in the future, are an impetus for electrification, which could indicate a potential lever for change. UPS is right in the middle of this changing ecosystem.
"It's a really exciting time in the mobility arena," Madrecki said.