FedEx has announced that it will expand its fleet with the addition of 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles.
FedEx will purchase 100 of the vehicles from Chanje Energy and lease 900 from Ryder System. The purpose-built electric vehicles will be operated by FedEx Express for commercial and residential pick-up and delivery services in the USA.
“FedEx continually seeks new ways to maximize operational efficiency, minimize impacts and find innovative solutions through the company’s Reduce, Replace, Revolutionize approach to sustainability,” said Mitch Jackson, FedEx chief sustainability officer.
“Our investment in these vehicles is part of our commitment to that approach of serving our customers and connecting the world responsibly and resourcefully.”
The vehicles are manufactured by FDG in Hangzhou, China, and purchased through Chanje Energy, the company’s subsidiary for global business. Ryder System will provide support services for all of the vehicles.
The EVs can travel more than 150 miles (240km) when fully charged and FedEx has identified a potential fuel saving of 2,000 gallons and an emissions reduction of 20 tons per vehicle each year. All of the EVs will be operated in California.