FedEx has signed an agreement with Chanje Energy to electrify 42 stations in California to support the roll-out of electric vehicles.
In January this year, FedEx started constructing DC charging stations, following the announcement in November that it would add 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric vehicles to its fleet.
FedEx will purchase 100 vehicles from Chanje and lease 900 from Ryder System.
Mitch Jackson, chief sustainability officer at FedEx, said, “The vehicles and DC charging infrastructure will not only help FedEx meet our operational efficiency and sustainability goals, but provide learning, scaling and experience to others in the vehicle electrification journey. We believe this will be a game-changer.”
The DC charging system will feature a higher maximum power output than standard Level 2 chargers; variable rate technology to adjust charging speed or shift energy usage away from peak hours; DC charging hardware; and software for remote monitoring and real-time charger controls.