FedEx Announces Plans to Add All-Electric Trucks to US Fleet
The US Postal Service may have television commercials that boast about their flat rate shipping services, but FedEx has one-upped them in terms of sustainability.
This June, FedEx will become the first US delivery service to introduce electric trucks to their fleet. Four EVs will be added to the Los Angeles fleet, though FedEx is no stranger to vehicles powered by alternative-energy sources—they already have 1,800 other such vehicles around the world.
FedEx also plans to make electric charging stations available (eventually). These stations will be powered by solar arrays. In the mean time, they’ve also been putting hybrid vehicles to use. Vice president, John Formisano, said:
“FedEx has a history of changing what’s possible—both in the innovative services we offer customers and in the way we offer those services. In 2004, we were the first global company to invest in hybrid-electric commercial trucks, and now we’re introducing the even cleaner all-electric parcel delivery truck. We’re making these investments, and invite others to join us, so that together we can speed the transition to a cleaner transportation system.”
You can check out the full press release here.
By Heidi Marshall