FedEx has bolstered its sustainable efforts by adding 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles to its fleet.
FedEx is purchasing 100 of the vehicles from Chanje Energy and leasing 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.
Mitch Jackson, chief sustainability officer at FedEx, said, “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.
“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 when fully charged and have the potential to help FedEx save 2,000 gallons of fuel while avoiding 20 tons of emissions per vehicle each year. The maximum cargo capacity is around 6,000 lb. All of the EVs will be operated in California.
FedEx has been using all-electric vehicles as part of its pickup-and-delivery fleet since 2009.